Tory MSP Sandesh Gulhane to fight for Westminster seat
Scottish Conservative health spokesperson Sandesh Gulhane MSP is to be a candidate in the next general election.
Elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2021, Gulhane will now run for Westminster.
The doctor, who is currently a list MSP for the Glasgow region, will try to win the East Renfrewshire seat from the SNP. The area has been represented by that party's Kirsten Oswald since 2019.
He said: "I was delighted to be selected by local members to stand in East Renfrewshire at the general election and I am going to fight hard on their behalf to win the seat back from the SNP.
"The people of East Renfrewshire want and deserve an MP focused on their real priorities, like the global cost-of-living crisis and public services, rather than one obsessed with pushing for another divisive independence referendum.
"As a practising NHS GP, I understand the priorities of local people and I have a proven track record of working hard on the issues that matter to them.
"In the Scottish Parliament, I have held the SNP-Green government to account over its shambolic management of our NHS, which people across Scotland rely on every day."
Gulhane's Holyrood colleague Stephen Kerr MSP has also been selected as a Westminster candidate.
Kerr, who was also elected in 2021 and represents the Central Scotland region, will seek to become MP for North Tayside.