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Councillor Douglas Ross is standing as the Conservative candidate in next year's General Election.
Councillor Douglas Ross is standing as the Conservative candidate in next year's General Election.

DOUGLAS Ross will be the Moray Conservative candidate in next year’s General Election.

Mr Ross, councillor for Fochabers-Lhanbryde, fought the seat in 2010, coming second with 10,683 votes to sitting SNP MP Angus Robertson, who polled 16,273.

This time round the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party candidate believes he can claim the Moray seat.

Mr Ross said he was delighted to have been selected, and felt honoured to fight for his my home constituency.

He added: "In September, Moray voted decisively to stay within the United Kingdom, yet all the SNP want to do is re-run that contest.

"I believe that the people of Moray have no desire to repeat that divisive exercise and wish to move on.

"As the best-placed pro-union candidate, I believe that I can unite the majority of voters who wish to preserve the UK."

Mr Ross said the SNP’s pledge to support Labour in the event of a hung parliament, would be a massive tactical error in a traditionally Conservative area.

He added: "Moray has never in its history voted Labour, but the SNP are saying that they wish to help give Ed Miliband the keys to Number 10.

"The SNP frequently complain that Scotland does not get the Government we want in Westminster.

"It would seem that, by voting SNP next year, you would be guaranteeing that we would not get the Government we want for Moray."

Earlier this month, Mr Ross was ejected from Moray Council’s Independent/Tory ruling administration amid accusations of canvassing against the group.

The only other candidate to officially announce their intention to run is Sean Morton, who is also a councillor for Fochabers/Lhanbryde. He will stand for the Labour Party.


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