A former Abertay Law student who was investigated for saying “women have vaginas” has announced she will be standing as a candidate for Alex Salmond’s Alba Party.
Lisa Keogh — who became a figure of controversy after classmates complained about her ‘inappropriate’ remarks — will stand for the fledgling Alba Party in this year’s council elections.
The 29-year-old was investigated by her university last summer, however she was cleared of any wrongdoing.
She is now suing her former university with the help of lawyer and SNP MP Joanna Cherry.
Salmond is a ‘charming and charismatic man’
Ms Keogh plans to contest the Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim ward in the election on May 5.
The Alba Party was created last year ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections, however failed to gain any seats.
When explaining her party choice, the candidate described herself as an Alex Salmond “fan girl”.
She said: “I absolutely adore Alex Salmond.
“He’s such a charming and charismatic man.
“He presented me with an award when I was 18 and I’ve followed him ever since.
“I’m a bit of a fan girl.”
‘I grew up in poverty’
Ms Keogh also claims she was drawn to the party’s policies on poverty, independence and women’s rights.
She explained: “I grew up in poverty, but I worked hard and had some really good role models.
“As a councillor I think I could help give people like me hope.
“To be a part of helping to fix child poverty would be amazing.
“I have two children of my own and the idea of them going to bed hungry is horrible.
“I really like Alba’s plans on child poverty and they also have a great women’s deceleration.
“I think that Alba could be a great party – in fact, it already is a great party.”
The Arbroath West, Letham and Friockheim ward has four council seats which are currently held by Richard Moore (independent), Alex King (SNP), David Lumgair (Conservative) and David Fairweather (independent).
Voting for local council elections will take place on May 5.