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Candidates declare for council vote

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By Fiona Reid
Candidates declare for council vote

VOTERS will go to the polls next month to select the next batch of councillors for the region.

Local government elections will be held on Thursday May 5 and will result in 43 new councillors for Dumfries and Galloway, serving 12 wards.

There are 74 candidates standing for election and they are:


Ian Blake (Con)

Kim Lowe (SNP)

Matthew Pumphrey (Lib Dem)

Davie Stitt (Lab)

Robin Wishart (Con)

Annandale East and Eskdale

Karen Carruthers (Con)

Archie Dryburgh (Lab)

Kirsten Herbst-Gray (Lib Dem)

Denis Male (Indp)

Stephen Mattock (Green)

Ronnie Tait (Con)

Sylvia Willmot (SNP)

Annandale North

Marion Collins (Alba)

Lynne Davis (Con)

Doug Fairbairn (Con)

Gail Macgregor (Con)

Jennifer Norris (Green)

Stephen Thompson (SNP)

Carolyne Wilson (Lab)

Annandale South

Richard Brodie (Lib Dem)

Ian Carruthers (Con)

Cameron Garrett (Green)

George Jamieson (SNP)

Sean Marshall (Lab)

Allan Weild (Con)

Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Liz Ashburn (Green)

Pauline Drysdale (Con)

Gill Dykes (Indp)

Keith Heron (Lab)

Iain Howie (Indp)

Iain Kennedy-Moffat (Con)

Iain McDonald (Lib Dem)

John Young (SNP)

Dee and Glenkens

Anthony Bird (Lib Dem)

Dougie Campbell (Indp)

John Denerley (Con)

Andy McFarlane (SNP)

Laura Moodie (Green)

Susan Murdoch (Con)

Graham Trickey (Lab)


Linda Dorward (Lab)

Ivor Hyslop (Con)

Maureen Johnstone (Con)

Tracey Little (SNP)

Sandy Rogerson (Green)

Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Tony Berretti (SNP)

Jim Dempster (Indp)

Callum Jamieson (Lab)

Kyle Thornton (Con)

Andrew Wood (Con)

Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Kenny Campbell (Green)

Katie Hagmann (SNP)

David Inglis (Con)

Jackie McCamon (Con)

Sandy Whitelaw (Lab)


John Campbell (SNP)

Malcolm Johnstone (Con)

Anne McLauchlan (Green)

Alastair Muir (Con)

David Slater (Indp)

Keith Walters (Lab)

Angie Whitelaw (Lab)

NW Dumfries

Graham Bell (Con)

Andy Ferguson (SNP)

Ann Johnstone (Green)

Emma Jordan (Lab)

Paula Stevenson (Lab)

Stranraer and the Rhins

Peter Barlow (Green)

Ben Dashper (SNP)

Andrew Giusti (Con)

Chrissie Hill (Con)

John McCutcheon (Lab)

Willie Scobie

Tommy Sloan

Dumfries and West, Front

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