On the campaign trail: Conservatives

Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Annabelle Goldie and The Rt. Hon. Alex Fergusson, Presiding Officer of The Scottish Parliament share a light hearted moment with guests at the Newton Stewart Riverside Day Centre.'GG 1104013 11
Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Annabelle Goldie and The Rt. Hon. Alex Fergusson, Presiding Officer of The Scottish Parliament share a light hearted moment with guests at the Newton Stewart Riverside Day Centre.'GG 1104013 11

CONSERVATIVE candidate Alex Fergusson and party leader Annabel Goldie met with users of Newton Stewart’s Riverside Day Centre last week as part of a south west tour.

Having enjoyed a spot of lunch, the pair took time to speak with users and reassure them that the centre would be protected under their plans for the future.

Mr Fergusson told the Gazette: “We wnat to ensure facilities such as this continue because we know how important they are for the people who use them and rely on them.

“We want people to realise that this is the Scottish Parliament election and we promise to listen and act on what the residents of Dumfries and Galloway want.”

Speaking on the administration of building firm R&D the previous day, Mr Fergusson said that he would go above and beyond to ensure such tragedies don’t become a regular occurrence.

He added: “We need to look at the way the banks work and we should be asking questions about their actions. We’re talking about hundreds of willing employees who are facing an uncertain future and we need to move this forward for them so they know where they stand.”

On fighting for the vote of the people in Galloway, Mrs Goldie added: “All voters have to do is look at the difference we’ve made to Scotland in comparison to Labour. When we say we will carry out a promise, we do - Ian Gray fails in that respect.”

The pair then moved on to Sulwath Brewers in Castle Douglas to discuss restrictions imposed by changes to the licensing act.