Conservatives announce election candidate

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montrose man Andrew Boyd has been chosen to stand for the Scottish Conservative Party in May’s Angus Council elections.

Educated at Southesk Primary School and Montrose Academy, Mr Boyd later attended the University of Abertay Dundee where he completed a degree in economics.

On leaving university he worked with Peal Assurance as an insurance agent and mortgage adviser, but has been a self-employed independent mortgage and financial adviser since 2003.

A past chairman of Montrose and District Round Table and treasurer of Montrose Mercantile Golf Club, Mr Boyd lives in Montrose with his wife and two young children.

He said he is honoured to have been selected to stand in the Montrose and District ward and he looks forward to working to improve Montrose and Angus.

He said: “The Scottish Conservatives have been part of the Angus Alliance which has delivered a new swimming pool to MOntrose, started building the first council houses in over 20 years, reduced the council’s debt by £700,000 per year over the last council term and increased the budget for road repairs.

“Since I live in the ward, I will be readily available so I can give Montrose the councillor it deserves.”