Fourth Tory name in the frame for local elections

Forres candidate Claire Feaver with Douglas Ross MSP.

THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY in Moray continues to steal a march on the opposition ahead of May’s local council elections by revealing the name of their fourth candidate.

Having already revealed candidates for Elgin, Fochabers/Lhanbryde and Heldon & Laich, it has been announced that Claire Feaver has been selected to stand for her party in Forres.

Taking a particular interest in her selection is Forres-boy, local MSP and outgoing councillor for Fochabers/Lhanbryde, Douglas Ross, who said: “I am really delighted that Claire has agreed to stand.

“I have known Claire and her family for many years – since I have been involved in politics locally. I know from experience that she will be a very hard working and conscientious representative for all the people of Forres and, if she is elected, I look forward to working closely with Claire on the issues that matter to local people here.”

Claire has lived in Forres with her husband Alan Tissiman since 2004, they have two grown-up children, Edward and Susannah, who both attended Anderson’s Primary School and Forres Academy.
She has a background in business working in sectors such as marine, oil, aerospace, engineering and healthcare. She took time out to look after the family and retrained at Moray College taking an HNC. She currently works for the RSPB.

Speaking of the “honour” of being chosen to stand, Claire said: “If I am fortunate enough to be elected in May I really hope to make a positive difference on the council. These are tough times for local government and I aim to make my business experience count as much as possible when it comes to ensuring council services meet the needs of local people.”

Education, social care and the environment are three issues she is determined will not be overlooked in the next Council: “My children were fortunate enough to receive an excellent education in Forres – and I want all the children of Moray to get the best possible start in life too. Looking after their interests will be a priority for me.

“I know from personal experience how important social care is as I was responsible for arranging the care of my mother for a number of years. Families need the right support if people requiring care are to live in dignity. I hope I can provide some real-life experience that helps the Council get it right.

“We are fortunate to live in a lovely area. The ward of Forres includes Kinloss, Findhorn, Rafford and Dyke plus a number of smaller communities in a beautiful area of countryside. I will do my best to defend town and country from unsympathetic developments.”

Claire has said she would welcome feedback from local people in the ward and can be contacted by Email on or by writing to me at Moray Conservatives, 26 Hay Street, Elgin, IV30 1NQ.