Conservative hopeful drops by Fraserburgh

Dr Ian Duncan with Conservative councillors and campaigners.

Dr Ian Duncan with Conservative councillors and campaigners.

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The Scottish Conservatives’ lead European Parliamentary candidate has launched the North-east leg of the party’s election campaign.

Dr Duncan has said that a Conservative vote on May 22 is the only way to guarantee the North-east region benefits directly from the party’s proposed European reforms.

“The North-east is a vital part of the Scottish economy and I’m delighted to be able to launch our manifesto in the North-east,” said Dr Duncan.

He has also affirmed his support for the party’s in-our referendum on Europe in 2017.

During the course of his campaign over the last year, Dr Duncan has already visited the North-east on a number of occasions, spending time speaking with local fishermen, farmers, and residents, discussing issues and challenges faced by the region.

Dr Duncan says: “Not only is Aberdeen rightly regarded as the energy capital of Europe, the fishing industry benefits from the Aberdeenshire ports and farmers from the rural landscape.

“This is a region brimming with innovation and enterprise, and the people of the North-east are rightly looking for an MEP who can stand up for the interests in Brussels.

“Thanks to my previous visits to the region, I am familiar with all the challenges faced by local North-east businesses.

“If elected in May, I want to secure more funding for Aberdeen’s infrastructure problems and empower the local economy by cutting unnecessary red tape.

“A Conservative vote is a vote for change, then choice in the North-east region.”

Dr Duncan was welcomed to Fraserburgh by a local group of Conservative campaigners, Central Buchan Councillor Edie Chapman, Banff and district councillor Michael Roy, and one time Westminster Parliamentary candidate Jimmy Buchan, of Trawlermen fame.