Craig Hoy is the Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for the Haddington and Lammermuir by-election due to take place on the 9th of May.
A Haddington resident, Craig started in journalism, first working for the BBC before setting up several publications including Holyrood Magazine. He went on to work in public affairs at home and abroad, starting his own company. More recently he has joined the Development Board of a major Scottish charity which focuses on issues such as fuel poverty among the elderly.
In his time living in East Lothian Craig has successfully campaigned against unsuitable housing proposals in the Conservation area and pushed for action on Anti-Social Behaviour.
If elected Craig said he would continue his local activism while ensuring that the Scottish Conservatives continued to provide a strong voice for the area.
Speaking after his selection, Craig Hoy said:
“As a local resident and campaigner I’m confident that I am well placed to do just that, and I look forward to taking our message to voters right across the ward over the coming weeks. Our area has a fantastic sense of community and history. My aim in this campaign is to meet to as many people as possible to find out what their views are and what issues they want me to focus on.”
Craig regularly attends concerts, festivals and social events in and around the local area and enjoys the shops, restaurants, bars and cafes within Haddington and the broader East Lothian area.