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The former pupil of Daliburgh and Lionacleit schools, graduated from Aberdeen University
with an MA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations.
She went on to achieved a MSc in European Policy and Law.
Mrs Macdonald settled in Paisley for 10 years, working as a research and policy officer
for Renfrewshire Council.
She was convenor of the local Paisley organising committee for the Royal National
Mod when the Gaelic festival visited the town in 2013.
Anxious her two young children be brought up in a Gaelic speaking island community,
the family returned to her husband’s family croft in Benside some three years ago.
A Western Isles Labour spokesperson said they are “delighted” to have her as candidate.
“Ealasaid is a passionate advocate of our islands, with a clear understanding of
the uniqueness of them all, yet the importance of working together to ensure their
Mrs MacDonald said: ‘I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to show our
islands that there is a positive alternative available in this election.
“We need a hard working representative who will put our islands first, especially
as we face such uncertain times ahead.
“In this climate, there are many competing for resources and currently we are being
“I promise to stand up and fight, always making the positive case that our islands
Labour select local woman as general election candidate
1 May 2017
Ealasaid MacDonald, has been selected to be the Labour Party candidate in the general
Ealasaid was brought up in Eriskay, before moving to South Uist, aged six.