Charles Kennedy re-elected as East of Scotland Regional Convener

Following his initial two year post as Regional Convener, Charles Kennedy was re-elected for a further two years.

Following his re-election, Charles Kennedy stated, "I am honoured and privileged to continue in the role of Regional Convener for the East of Scotland. I have enjoyed the last couple of years in this role and am proud of what the party has achieved in this time.  We have doubled the numbers of Councillors across Scotland and the results in last year's General Election demonstrate that the Scottish Conservatives are the only opposition to the SNP.  I am confident that with Ruth Davidson at the helm, we are a government in waiting.  I'd like to thank all those who have supported the party the past two years and am grateful to those who have put their faith in me and I am sure we will achieve even more over the coming years."

A spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives said, "It is with delight that we announce that Charles Kennedy has been re-elected as East of Scotland Regional Convener.  The work he has given to the party in this role over the past two years has been to the highest standards.  Charles is a major factor as to why the Scottish Conservatives doubled the number of Councillors at last year's elections and we look forward to many more successes over the coming years."

"Charles Kennedy led the West Lothian Conservatives to fantastic achievements over the past few years and continued to do so for the Conservatives in the East of Scotland, we look forward to this continuing over the coming years."