The Scottish Conservatives candidate selected to stand in the Paisley Southeast ward by-election has said he is “raring to get started”.

Alec Leishman would like to speak to as many residents as possible to hear about the issues that matter to them, ahead of the by-election on Tuesday 14th December.

Alec was brought up in the Ferguslie and Hunterhill areas of Paisley, giving him first-hand experience of the issues facing people on a day-to-day basis in Paisley Southeast. He also attended Lochfield Primary and Castlehead High School.

He now lives in the Foxbar area with his husband and lots of pets. While he works in the retail sector, Alec also volunteers at a housing association to promote new-build social housing and improve existing stock.

Alec is promising to be a strong voice for the ward if elected and says ‘it would be an honour’ to represent the residents of Paisley Southeast.

Alec, who was selected by local members of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Paisley Southeast, said: “I am delighted to have been selected by the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party to stand in this by-election. I’m raring to get started and to get out and about and speak to as many voters as possible.

“I was born and raised in Paisley and I still live locally. I have first-hand experience of the challenges facing people living in the communities in Paisley Southeast and I am keen to hear about the issues that matter to them.

“I am passionate about rebuilding our local communities following the pandemic and improving local services, which SNP-led Renfrewshire Council have failed to deliver on for too long.

“It would be an honour to have voters in Paisley Southeast put their trust in me and I am looking forward to engaging with them over the next few weeks on the campaign trail.”