10 May 2013
Aberdeen City Councillor Ross Thomson has been selected as the Scottish Conservative candidate for the Aberdeen Donside by-election.
The member for Hazlehead, Ashley and Queens Cross was chosen to stand in the contest by local party members at a meeting earlier this evening.
Ross will be joined by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson at a photocall for the launch of his campaign in Aberdeen tomorrow morning.
He said: “As a born and bred Aberdonian, and someone brought up in the Bridge of Don community, I feel that more than any other candidate I understand their concerns, hopes and aspirations.
“I have a strong record of delivering for local people with a reputation for getting things done and improving people’s quality of life.
“If elected to the Scottish Parliament, I will use that same drive, enthusiasm and determination to deliver change for the people of Aberdeen Donside.
“This is clearly demonstrated in my record, which includes helping to deliver the third Don Crossing, superfast broadband and the freezing of parking permits.
“Aberdeen is Scotland’s forgotten city. Only the Conservatives recognise the city is not only the powerhouse of Scotland’s economy but of the UK economy too.
“For too long, Aberdeen has suffered from the SNPs agenda of centralisation, and from being used as their cash cow for the rest of Scotland.
“We contribute the most financially as a city, yet get the least back and I will fight Aberdeen’s corner to get a better deal for taxpayers.
“The SNP’s plans for separation would hit Aberdeen hard and I will fight against the nationalist agenda vigorously to keep the city and Scotland’s place within the family of the UK.”
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP said:
“I am delighted cialis that Ross has been selected as the Scottish Conservative’s candidate to fight the Aberdeen Donside by-election.
“An Aberdeen boy born and raised, Ross loves this city and is already working hard as a councillor to make it an even better place to live, work and study.
“Young and enthusiastic, Ross has limitless energy with which to fight for the people of Aberdeen Donside – I know he is desperate to get out on the campaign trail and I only hope I am able to keep up with him.”