D. Cameron is Conservatives’ man for Argyll and Bute (but not that one)

Donald Cameron has been selected as the Scottish Conservatives' Holyrood candidate for Argyll and Bute.
Donald Cameron has been selected as the Scottish Conservatives' Holyrood candidate for Argyll and Bute.

A Mr D. Cameron will contest the Argyll and Bute seat for the Scottish Conservatives at next May’s Holyrood election.

But before you get too excited, the Mr Cameron in question is not the UK prime minister but Donald Cameron, a 38-year-old lawyer from Lochaber.

Mr Cameron stood for the party in Ross, Skye and Lochaber in the 2010 General Election, when he stood against Charles Kennedy, and was the Conservatives’ candidate in Orkney and Shetland in this year’s Westminster poll.

Mr Cameron, who has a first class honours degree from Oxford University, has been an advocate for ten years, acting for a range of clients in public law, agricultural and crofting law. He has practised across Scotland and appeared frequently in the Court of Session and Scottish Land Court.

Originally from Achnacarry in Lochaber, where he still helps run the family business, Mr Cameron has been an advocate for ten yeards and has practised across Scotland, appearing frequently in the Court of Session and the Scottish Land Court.

Mr Cameron said: “I’m delighted to have been selected to fight the seat in the 2016 Holyrood elections. I feel absolutely ready for the challenge and Argyll and Bute is a very special constituency.

“My aim is to build a strong Scotland within a prosperous and secure United Kingdom. A lot of local people voted No last September and I’m there to support and stand up for them.

“There are specific challenges in the local area including creaking infrastructure, poor roads, high fuel and travel cots and limited broadband and mobile coverage, but it’s my aim to tackle these issues and stand up for ordinary hard-working people.

“As the local Scottish Conservative candidate, I will give my all to winning the great constituency of Argyll & Bute back from the nationalists.”

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said: “Donald will be a fantastic Scottish Conservative candidate for Argyll and Bute and would make an excellent MSP.

“He has a real passion for rural and farming issues and after living in the highlands, he really understands the needs of the local community.

“I am delighted Donald Cameron will be carrying the Conservative banner into May’s crucial Scottish election.”

The announcement of Mr Cameron’s nomination comes less than a week after the party’s long-serving Highlands and Islands ‘list’ MSP, Jamie McGrigor, announced he is to retire at next year’s Holyrood poll.