The Angus Conservative and Unionist Association recently held their annual general meeting in Arbroath.
The chairman Stephen Rickman welcomed those present and thanked them for attending. He said: “Since our annual genereal meeting last year we have had a momentous time. First with the European Election in May and then critically with the Referendum in September.
“Also in April with the selection of our Westminster candidate Derek Wann, who was a clear winner – it has been really good news that we have an outstanding and energetic candidate that we can coalesce around, which brings a certain focus to the Association”.
Councillor Ronnie Proctor reported that the four Conservative councillors continue to work well together with the other non-administration councillors on local matters.
Derek Wann was pleased to give a short report on the excellent result of the Referendum in September. He comment: “Everyone worked well together and the fantastic effort put in by our Association members, other Unionist Parties and local people (with no political leanings) shocked the SNP/Yes‐sers, as did the better than average 57 per cent of Angus voters choosing to vote ‘NO’.”
In his report on his Westminster Campaign Derek stated: “We have managed to retain volunteers from other Political Parties and our Better Together supporters, who now realise we are a Party that listens to all sections of the community. Our Party is fresh and vibrant and I am ready to convince the electorate of that.”
There were no changes necessary this year to the Office Bearers: Chairman,‐ Stephen Rickman; Treasurer, Douglas Norrie.