Meet your Conservative candidate

Friday May 26th 2017

Chris Donnelly Midlothian Conservatives

Chris Donnelly on the campaign trail

Chris Donnelly is the Conservative party candidate for Midlothian at the General Election on June 8th.

Chris was born and raised near Hillend and has campaigned in the county for the past ten years. His main priorities are to stand up for Scotland’s place in the United Kingdom, ensure that we get the best possible Brexit deal to secure investment and jobs in Midlothian, and to fight for better local infrastructure to cope with Midlothian’s growth.

Chris is a barrister and worked in the civil service before returning to Edinburgh to work for Citizens Advice Scotland, representing consumers of postal services. He currently works in community engagement in the sports sector.

He sits on the governing committee of the Waverley Route Heritage Association and is a member of the Campaign for Borders Rail, and is keen to ensure that the new Borders Railway is enhanced to provide a more reliable service after Scottish Government cutbacks led to unreliable infrastructure.

He has also undertaken voluntary youth work for the past 15 years across the country, and currently is involved in a youth mentoring programme in the Borders, having previously chaired a local youth services panel.

Chris says, “I am asking you to lend me your vote on 8th June to help me fight your corner at the heart of government, not shouting from the sidelines. I have a history of standing up for people who do not have loud voices and I will continue to do so if elected as your representative.”

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