Tay­lor stands again for Con­ser­va­tives

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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Tay­lor Muir

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