Published: 18/05/2017 12:54 - Updated: 18/05/2017 12:58

Badenoch and Strathspey Tory candidate outlines his priorities

Written byEmma Crichton

Scottish Conservative candidate Nick Tulloch
Scottish Conservative candidate Nick Tulloch

Jobs, transport and broadband will be the top priority of a man hoping to represent Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey at Westminster.

Nick Tulloch, the Conservative candidate hoping to unseat the SNP’s Drew Hendry in next mont’s general election, has said if he is elected on June 8 he will work to get the best deal for the Highlands during Brexit negotiations.

Confirming his intention to stand after being nominated at a Tory branch meeting, Mr Tulloch said: "I am determined to ensure that the Highlands gets the best possible outcome from the forthcoming Brexit negotiations and to give us a strong and constructive voice from within the government.

"I believe Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey needs a politician who will focus on bringing jobs to the Highlands, securing greater investment in our transport, broadband and mobile communications and ensuring that Scotland remains part of a strong United Kingdom."

Mr Tulloch is up against incumbent MP Drew Hendry, who took the seat from former chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander in 2015.

Also in the running are Labour stalwart Mike Robb, former Inverness High School head master Ritchie Cunningham, representing the Liberal Democrats, and Donald MacLeod Boyd of the Scottish Christian Party.

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