On 3 May 2012 the good people of East Ayrshire head to the polling stations to decide who will; best represent them and their views, tackle important issues and look after their money as tax payers. Rob Murray is standing to be that person.
Since he was officially selected last June, Rob has been working continuously to hear the views of local people on issues such as: knife crime, vandalism in our children’s play parks, worries about the lack of jobs in the area, the declining image of our great town and much more.
Rob has been the local champion that the residents of Kilmarnock East & Hurlford deserve yet have not had from their current Councillors. Rob has been working hard tackling the issues and concerns residents have brought to him and he has not been afraid to publicly campaign on important issues such as cleaner and safer parks as well as improving the business prospects for the area.
Rob Murray is a local champion for the area and should the people of Kilmarnock East, Newfarm Loch, Crookedholm and Hurlford put their trust in him on the 3 May 2012, he promises not to let them down and fight for the area.
Born in Edinburgh Rob attended Edinburgh University and graduated with a degree Community Education. Following graduation, Rob moved to East Ayrshire working locally as a Senior Youth Worker and Adult Educator worker within the East Ayrshire’s Community Learning and Development team.
In 2010 he was appointed Project Worker for the Supporting Young People service based in North Ayrshire with Children 1st. Due to the loss of funding Rob was redeployed through to ParentLine Scotland (within CHILDREN 1st). In 2012, Rob took on the role of National Kinship Care Policy and Outreach Worker and as part of the job he is responsible for supporting groups across Scotland, promoting issues relating to kinship care in the political arena and providing training for kinship carers.
Outside of work Rob’s interests include reading, rugby, gardening and music. He has been involved in the Scout movement from a young age with various roles including Scout Leader, Assistant District Commissioner (Scouts) and Training advisor for Paisley & District. His current role in Scouting is Group Chairman. His Scouting experiences have included taking Scouts to Denmark and being the only Scottish Scout in a UK contingent who helped build a primary school in Uganda.
On the political front Rob is a keen and experienced community campaigner. Rob has been a member of Kilmarnock & Loudoun’s Executive Committee since 2010 and a member of the party for many years.
He has helped with a number of elections including the General Election in 2010 where he helped locally, in East Renfrewshire and in Glasgow.
During the 2011 Scottish Parliamentary elections Rob was the Election Agent for Grant Fergusson’s local campaign and also helped out with Ruth Davidson’s successful campaign in Glasgow.
Rob was also a supporter and activist in Ruth Davidson’s winning leadership campaign in 2011. He is proud to see Ruth take office and looks forward to the successful future she will bring to the Scottish Conservative Party.
When selected to stand as the candidate for Kilmarnock East & Hurlford Rob said,
“Politics for me is all about the community and campaigning for issues local people are concerned about. We need effective Councillors who will challenge the status quo, and work hard for local people and not just take a second wage. I would be a strong Scottish Conservative Councillor for ward 4. Someone who would represent his constituents but stand up for our Conservative values.
Within the Council we need more Councillors who share my views about getting tough on crime and drugs; offering more help to small businesses to create more jobs by offering incentives to locate in Kilmarnock; reduce waste within the council; promote a better standard of education for our children and provide effective support for our vulnerable young people and adults.
I am honoured to have been selected as the candidate for Kilmarnock East & Hurlford and will be actively speaking to members of the community and trying to sort out any issues that come my way”.