The new Labour candidate hoping to secure Shetland’s seat at Holyrood says his “central message” will be to focus on issues Covid-19 has exacerbated.
Martin Kerr insists the Scottish parliament must “meet the challenge” of a national recovery plan for jobs, health and education.
The 41-year-old projects lawyer is currently working for the next Commonwealth Games due to be held in Birmingham next year.
He was named as a successor to previous candidate Cameron Thompson.
The Glasgow resident has also opposed plans to centralise air traffic control to Inverness.
“It’s a cornerstone of Labour policy that power is devolved to local communities throughout Scotland,” he said.
A husband and father, Mr Kerr has worked all over the UK and internationally – including spells in Azerbaijan and Switzerland.
He says he has been active in the Labour party in London and Glasgow.