SNP councillor chosen to fight Westminster seat

A current South Ayrshire Councillor has been selected by the SNP to fight the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock seat at the General Election.

And Ayr East councillor Corri Wilson is bullish about her chances of taking the seat from incumbent Labour MP Sandra Osborne.

Councillor Wilson was nominated by the 1100 SNP constituency members.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been selected to stand in the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock constituency for the SNP.

“I was up against some superb candidates, and it is a great honour to have received the backing of the party members here in this constituency.

“Sandra Osborne has had ten years representing this constituency, but it is time the people of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock got a representative who will stand up for their interests.

“There is no mistaking that she has a strong hold on the seat here, but I firmly believe that I can win it from her. The Labour Party has abandoned their roots and their voters here in this constituency and across the country.

“We need a strong team of MPs in Westminster come May to speak up for Scotland, and I fully intend to be one of them.”

The 49 year-old was elected to the council in 2012 and played a prominent role in the Yes campaign last year.

The 2010 election in the constituency saw Sandra Osborne elected with a near 10,000 majority over the Conservatives Bill Grant with the SNP’s Chic Brodie in third.