Scottish Conservative candidate picked for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

The election takes place on Thursday, June 8
The election takes place on Thursday, June 8

The Scottish Conservatives are the latest political party to announce the name of their candidate in the General Election.

The party will field Stephen Johnston to fight the Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East seat on Thursday, June 8.

Mr Johnston (55) lives in Glasgow’s Hillhead and is a married father of four who has two grandchildren.

He served in the British Army, chalking up 25 years in the logistics-led Royal Corps of Signals - and continued to work in IT after returning to civilian life.

Mr Johnston said: “I am aware that the Scottish Conservatives have been pretty low in the pecking order in areas like this one changes won’t happen overnightHowever, things can change and I’m excited to be in this contest.”

Mr Johnston is the third candidate to announce he is standing in the constituency.

Former Kilsyth Academy pupil Stuart McDonald will fight the seat for the Scottish Nationalists and Elisha Fisher from Craigmarloch will represent Scottish Labour.