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Westminster Elections 2005
21 July 04
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross conservative Association have selected Angus Ross as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate to contest the seat in the General Election – widely expected to be called early next year.
Angus Ross will be returning to his family roots in the Highlands. His grandfather came from Ardross and went south to work in the Bank of England: his grandmother came from Foulis Mains. The southern branch of his family has been essentially medical – his father, Kenneth Ross was a consultant anaesthetist on the Portsmouth Group of Hospitals: his uncle, Sir James Paterson Ross was knighted after operating on the King – later became President of the Royal College of Surgeons and made a Baronet. His cousin, Sir James Keith Ross, was pioneer heart surgeon who carried out the first successful British heart transplant operation – whose family still owns a croft in Kinlochbervie.
Angus Ross has a degree in chemistry from Oxford. He has worked in Plastics, Engineering and on computer systems and Consultancy projects for many top UK companies – and overseas companies and agencies including the UN and the world Bank.
A former City Councillor on Portsmouth City council, Angus Ross was chairman of the Public Protection committee, Vice-chairman of Education and vice-chairman of the Langstone Harbour Board. He has two grown-up children.
After the Selection meeting, Angus Ross said: “It is a tremendous privilege to have been chosen to fight for this seat for the Scottish Conservatives. Right now there is a great spirit in the party in Scotland – and widespread disillusion throughout the country with Labour and their Lib-Dem partners – both at Holyrood and art Westminster. We have a great opportunity here”.
“I look forward to rediscovering my family roots and getting to know better the far North of Scotland and the people who live here”.
Angus Ross will be spending half of his time in the north over the summer and is looking for a place to stay to use as a Campaign Base from the autumn of this year.