Taylor stands again for Conservatives
Taylor Muir is set to fight the Rutherglen seat for the Conservative Party at next year’s Scottish election.
The 19-year-old finished third in Rutherglen and Hamilton West at May’s general election.
On a night when the SNP taking the seat from Labour was the big story, Mr Muir managed to retain the bulk of the Tory support, winning 4350 votes.
Mr Muir, from Burnside, is currently a full-time law undergraduate at Strathclyde University and part- time customer services adviser for a telecommunications company.
He tweeted the news of his selection on Monday night, with the local party going for continuity as they move forward towards next May.
He told the Reformer: “I’m delighted to have been selected unanimously as the candidate for the Scottish Parliament election.
“It’s a long, nine-month campaign but we can’t wait to get out and make a positive case for both the Conservative cause and for Scotland’s place in the UK.
“I’m also looking forward to meeting with local residents about issues of concern in coming weeks.”