(Update below – 29th February) The Scottish Conservatives held a meeting in the Loch Fyne Hotel in Inveraray on Friday 24th February for many of the candidates standing for the party in the Scottish Local Authority elections on 3rd May.
The meeting ended with a group photograph to introduce them – or most of them, – to the public.
In the photograph below, taken with the party’s Highlands and Islands MSP, Jamie McGrigor (who needs no introduction but who is third from the left), and party branch officials, the candidates and the ward for which they will each stand, are:
- Peter Wallace – Bute
- Gary Mulvaney – Helensburgh Central
- (Jamie McGrigor MSP)
- Charlotte Hanbury – Mid Argyll
- Roy Rutherford – Oban North
- Lewis MacDonald – Cowal
- (Sandy MacPherson – outgoing constituency chairman)
- (Bill Hanbury – chairman-elect)
- Alastair Redman – Kintyre & the Islands
- Maurice Corry – Lomond North
Update: 29th February: David Kinniburgh from Helensburgh will be standing again but had another appointment that clashed with the Loch Fyne Hotel meeting. And Bill Green is standing for Dunoon.
Chairman-elect, Bill Hanbury has sounded his party’s rallying call: ”We look forward to the challenges ahead – in particular the maintenance of the Union’.
Sandy MacPherson, the outgoing Chairman, says: ‘The Conservatives are fielding a strong team, including one or two younger candidates who are bringing fresh ideas to the table.’