Unfortunately Derek Wann has decided to relinquish his candidature for Angus South. Due to family and business commitments Derek feels he cannot put 100% effort into a campaign. Derek was a hard-working part of the Better Together Team and an excellent candidate, increasing the Conservative vote in Angus last year.
I am delighted to tell you that Kirstene Hair was selected yesterday to stand as the Conservative and Unionist candidate for the Angus South constituency in May’s Scottish Parliament election. Kirstene has allowed herself to be drafted in at short notice to stand instead of Derek.
Because of the limited time between now and the election on 5th May, and so as to ensure that there is no pause in campaigning in Angus South, the local Association has adopted a fast track selection process, which has been endorsed by the Party’s Candidate Selection Board in Edinburgh.
Kirstene lives in Angus and her family farm here. She has been an energetic, effective local activist for us during the Better Together campaign and the General Election and has prior experience of the Party and Scottish politics through working in Central Office. We are therefore extremely fortunate to have such a good, young local candidate.
Gavin Dobson of Kirremuir has volunteered to be Kirstene’s Campaign Manager. I very much hope that you will support her efforts, including volunteering to canvass or deliver leaflets or contributing to the Campaign Fighting Fund. If you can give financial support to their campaign please contact the office. Every penny raised will be used in Angus South and will be greatly appreciated.
Please help them between now and the election to locate everyone who will vote Conservative. You can contact Kirstene, or Gavin, through the Constituency Office in Arbroath, and Thank you.
Chairman, Angus Conservative and Unionist Association.