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.