The SNP have selected the candidates who will fight the two South Ayrshire seats in next year’s Scottish Parliamentary elections.
Jeane Freeman, a founding member of Women for Independence and a political campaigner for over 35 years, has been selected to fight the Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley seat following Adam Ingram MSP’s decision to step down.
Jeane was born and raised in the constituency and said he said: “I am delighted and privileged to have been selected for this constituency. This area means a great deal to me and I intend to build on the good work of Adam Ingram, our retiring SNP MSP and focus on making sure this constituency’s voice is heard in Holyrood.
“We have a lot of talent and enterprise here but we need to improve the transport links across the constituency, work with local businesses to help them grow through increased connectivity and support, so we can bring more jobs into the area and improve the opportunities for all our young people.
“And we need to offer whatever help we can to the many families struggling on low wages and benefits and who will be even harder hit by the cuts and sanctions imposed from Westminster.”
Meanwhile, Girvan’s Jennifer Dunn has been selected to fight the Ayr seat, currently held by Conservative, John Scott.
Jennifer grew up in the town and attended Girvan Academy whilst her parents Lorna and David Dunn still live in Girvan.
Jennifer has been a Glasgow City councillor since 2007 and lives in Troon with her husband Craig and son David.
Jennifer said: “I will be working very hard to win the constituency for the SNP. I’m aiming to be a visible and accessible MSP with an up to date website and regular surgeries.
“If elected I’m also going to register as a Living Wage employer and run a paid internship scheme, which will give a different young person every year the chance to work in my office.”