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Conservative leader visits Ellon to show support for council election candidate


By David Porter

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Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has shown his support to local election candidate John Crawley on a visit to Ellon.

Conservative candidate John Crawley with party leader Douglas Ross
Conservative candidate John Crawley with party leader Douglas Ross

Mr Ross said the business owner and former Royal Navy serviceman is the "perfect candidate" for the Scottish Conservatives at the by-election for the Ellon and District ward.

The party leader visited the town as part of Mr Crawley’s campaign while also speaking to councillor Gillian Owen and Aberdeenshire East candidate for the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, Stewart Whyte.

Mr Ross urged residents to get behind Mr Crawley to ensure local issues aren’t forgotten about.

He said: “John Crawley is the perfect candidate for the upcoming Ellon and District ward by-election and will ensure local issues are at the forefront of plans for the area.

“Alongside councillor Gillian Owen, he will fight for what matters to the people of Ellon.

“Ellon is a fantastic town that is continually growing which is why it’s vital issues such as a new health centre, education and infrastructure are a priority.

“I firmly believe John has what it takes to continue the fantastic work of the Scottish Conservatives in listening and representing the people of Ellon and District.”

Mr Crawley added: “It was fantastic to have Douglas Ross in Ellon, reaffirming the commitment of the Scottish Conservatives to the area.

“I spoke to Douglas about the campaign and the types of issues affecting residents and what I will do to ensure their needs are met if I'm elected.

“It’s vital more than ever that residents have a person to go to who can express their concerns and ideas and I’m determined to do this.

“Ellon is a great town made up of great people and I will do everything I can to make sure its voice is heard.”



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