Dean Lockhart MSP has been re-selected to be the Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Stirling at the next Scottish Parliament elections to be held in 2021.
At a packed selection meeting held in Stirling on Saturday, Dean was re-selected by members of the Stirling and Clackmannanshire Conservative and Unionist Association as their Candidate to contest the Stirling constituency.
Dean contested the Stirling constituency in the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary elections, coming second after more than doubling the Scottish Conservative vote.
He was then elected to represent Mid-Scotland and Fife from the regional list as one of four Scottish Conservatives for the region.
After entering the Scottish Parliament, Dean was appointed as Shadow Cabinet Secretary in Ruth Davidson’s Shadow Cabinet and also currently convenes three Cross Party Groups.
Prior to entering politics, Dean was an international business adviser for 25 years, with experience across Scotland, London, Hong-Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. Dean has served as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Manilla.
Sir Michael Hirst, Chairman of the Stirling and Clackmannanshire Conservative and Unionist Association said:
‘’Dean has shown himself to be an outstanding Member of the Scottish Parliament and has always sought to keep the views of the people he represents across the region at the top of the agenda.
‘’At Holyrood, Dean has used his position in Ruth Davidson’s Shadow Cabinet to develop a new Economic Policy Framework aimed at delivering 3% economic growth and high-paid jobs to Scotland’s economy’’.
‘’Dean’s exemplary record has clearly demonstrated that he is the right person to be our candidate at the next Scottish election.’’
Dean Lockhart MSP said:
‘’It is an incredible honour to be selected to be the Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Stirling, and I would like to thank all those who have continued to support me.
‘’It has been a great privilege to represent the Stirling area as a regional MSP over the last three years.
‘’I look forward to having the opportunity to convince the people of Stirling to place their faith in me, and to help Ruth Davidson to be elected as the next First Minister of Scotland.’’