Conservatives choose Alister Jack as candidate

DUMFRIES and Galloway MP Alister Jack has been reselected as Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for the constituency at the next General Election.


Mr Jack, who also serves in the UK Cabinet as Secretary of State for Scotland, was chosen by members of the party’s local branch at a special meeting in Dumfries.


He said afterwards: “It has been a great privilege to serve as MP for my home area at Westminster and I feel honoured that the local party members have again put their trust in me.
“Throughout my time as MP I’ve strived to be a strong advocate for our area and actively taken up issues on behalf of constituents, no matter what their political allegiance.
“I look forward to standing on my record during what has been a difficult period in national and international politics and, if re-elected, I will continue to put Dumfries and Galloway first in everything I do.”


Mr Jack, who has a farming and international business background, won the Dumfries and Galloway seat in the June, 2017 General Election with a 5,643 majority.


A native of Kirkcudbrightshire, he is married with three grown-up children and lives near Dumfries.

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