Tight contest for constituency, says Conservative candidate

A new poll of 1,000 voters in Dumfries and Galloway has confirmed that the race to win the Dumfries and Galloway constituency is now a tight contest between local Scottish Conservative candidate Finlay Carson and the SNP.

Commenting on the poll, Finlay Carson said: “This poll will send shockwaves through the Labour Party in Dumfries and Galloway and it basically knocks Russell Brown out of the race locally.

“It confirms what many people have long suspected - that Labour have been pushed into third place locally, with the race to be your next Member of Parliament now a tight contest between me and the SNP.

“The Conservatives are working hard to make sure we stay on the road to recovery. Over the last five years we have seen the economy grow, more people find work, the deficit cut to stop our children having to pay our country’s debts, and fought to defend Scotland’s place within our United Kingdom. We can’t run the risk of the SNP winning here and throwing away all of those gains.

There is only one lesson that can be drawn from the results of this poll; that if you want a Member of Parliament who is committed to keeping Scotland within the United Kingdom, then the only way to get one is to vote Scottish Conservative on 7th May. Labour no longer has the strength to hold off the SNP in Dumfries and Galloway, only the Scottish Conservatives can do that now.”