Local News

South Ayrshire Conservatives Report Membership Boost Since Referendum

Membership of the South Ayrshire Conservatives has increased by 10% since the result of the referendum, it has been announced. Following on from the strong result which saw over 2 million Scots reject independence in favour of the Union, several people have put their colours to the mast and have decided to join our growing organisation.

South Ayrshire Conservatives 2018 AGM

Today, the South Ayrshire Conservative and Unionist Association held its annual AGM in Ayr. The meeting was well attended, with many active party members in attendance. They heard great speeches from John Scott MSP, Bill Grant MP and Cllr Martin Dowey.

Local Council Election Success

The South Ayrshire Conservative and Unionist Association are delighted at the results of the local council elections, where all 12 twelve Conservative candidates got elected and many topped the polls in their wards.

Lee Lyons in Call for More Foster Carers

Local Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock Conservative candidate Lee Lyons made an impassioned call for more foster carers at the annual Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party conference held in Edinburgh his week.Lee, who is a foster carer himself with his partner Linda, told conference of the joy he has had over the last decade in bringing up foster children, many of whom came from underprivileged and disruptive family backgrounds.His call follows recent figures released by The Foster Network that show there is a need for over 8,000 foster carers across the United Kingdom with 750 of those required in Scotland.   

Candidates Call for SNP Re-Think on License Bans

Local Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock and Central Ayrshire Conservative candidates Lee Lyons and Marc Hope have made a joint call on the Scottish Government to review the lengthy ban on Personal License Holders (PLH) who fail to meet their legal training requirements. (image courtesy of Police Scotland)

South Ayrshire Overwhelmingly Backs a No Vote in Scottish Referendum!

South Ayrshire has overwhelmingly backed a No vote in Thursday's referendum. The local result, which was declared at 5.30am on Friday 19th September by the local Returning Officer, showed that 58% of residents in South Ayrshire had voted to preserve the Union whilst 42% voted for separation. 

MP's Join Local Team to Save the Union

MP's Mark Menzies and Charles Hendry arrived in South Ayrshire to help get out the vote in the run up to Thursday's referendum. Mark and Charles are both pictured to the left alongside local PPC for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock Lee Lyons, his partner Linda and local activst James Sibley. 

Local Candidates Fly the Flag at the Scottish Airshow

Local Conservative candidates Lee Lyons (PPC Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock) and Marc Hope (PPC Central Ayrshire) were on hand to help out with other local activists from South Ayrshire Better Together at the recent Scottish Airshow. Marc Hope is pictured (centre) alongside Ayr MSP John Scott and SACUA Association Manager Dan McCroskrie.

South Ayrshire Conservatives Join House of Cards Author in Fight For Union

Local Conservatives from South Ayrshire including our Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock Lee Lyons joined the renowned author and former Conservative speechwriter Lord Dobbs for a door-to-door canvassing session ahead of September's big referendum.

John Scott MSP Launches Charity Referendum Ale!

Local Conservative MSP for Ayr John Scott was on hand to help launch a specially crafted ale to celebrate the referendum debate - but more importantly to raise money for charity.