James Taylor selected as Lib Dem PPC for Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock


7th April 2010

For Immediate Release


James Taylor, a 32 year old businessman and community campaigner has been selected by the Liberal Democrats as their candidate for Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock at the forthcoming Westminster elections. James Taylor, who was brought up in Dalmellington & Ayr and was a co-founder of the Kirkmichael Guitar Festival with his father guitarist Martin Taylor, runs a successful entertainment company which has worked with artists including Deacon Blue, Tony Christie and Jamie Cullum.

Speaking about his selection James said:

“It’s a great honour to have been selected as the Lib Dem candidate for the constituency where I grew up in and where I feel passionate about. I am not a career politician but like many people I was fed up with the corruption and broken promises given to us by successive Labour and Tory governments. With Vince Cable and Nick Clegg I believe that the Lib Dems are the real alternative at this election and the only party that will deliver the fresh start we need.”



Having been brought up in Dalmellington and educated in Ayr, James is proud to have been chosen to represent the people of Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock for the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

James built his successful business from Ayrshire and is committed to working with the Lib Dems’ Vince Cable in supporting local businesses. By directing his energy, vision, and passion James is dedicated to making Ayrshire a vibrant place to work and a better place to live.

As a community leader James co-founded the Kirkmichael Guitar Festival with his father Martin Taylor, and understands the people of Ayrshire deserve politicians who can help them realise their aspirations for the future. He believes that every child deserves a fair start and to grow up in a safe community.

James became involved in politics as a result of his opposition to the illegal war in Iraq and because of Labour’s erosion of civil liberties. As someone who grew up in the ex-mining town of Dalmellington in the early 80’s James saw first-hand the effects of a Tory government. However he is hopeful for a better future, a different way of doing things and believes a vote for the Lib Dems offers that fresh start.

Not being a career politician, James brings a no-nonsense approach to getting big money and corrupt donors out of politics altogether, reducing the number of MPs by 150 and changing the voting system to abolish safe seats and giving you the right to sack corrupt MPs.

While building his business James studied and achieved an MBA through the Open University and was awarded the SD Southern Scholarship to attend the Richard Ivey Business School in Canada.

Married to Alison, a music industry lawyer, James enjoys long distance cycling (especially around the lochs of Scotland), reading and playing drums.

Official Website: http://www.jamestaylor.org.uk

Find James on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/liberalthought
And Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jameskirktaylor
And Twitter: http://twitter.com/liberalthought

James Taylor Email: james@jamestaylor.org.uk
Press Office: media@jamestaylor.org.uk

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