Tories pick Lyons as their 2016 candidate

Lee Lyons who ran for the Scottish Conservatives at the General Election is to stand for the party again in the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections.

Lee was selected to stand for the Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley seat at a meeting on July 13.

Lee who is a foster carer living in Kirkmichael with his partner Linda secured 10,355 votes in the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock seat in May.

Upon selection Lee said: “I am very happy to have received the endorsement of my local Conservative and Unionist association once again. I want to run a positive campaign and prove to people that we are the only true Unionist party in Scotland. This will be a tough contest but I am looking forward to getting back out on the door steps and speaking to people in this area about the issues that concern them”.

Association Manager Dan McCroskrie said: “We are delighted to have Lee as our candidate in the forthcoming Scottish elections. Lee worked very hard in the General Election and I know he will put in a great effort once again.”