Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Allan Dorans has been reselected as the official SNP candidate for the next General Election.

His nomination was approved by the local Westminster Campaign Committee. There were no other candidates, and Mr Dorans was recommended to SNP HQ unopposed, without the need for a vote.

The MP said today: "I am delighted to have been confirmed as the SNP candidate to represent Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock at the next General Election.

"I am privileged to have the opportunity to be re-elected to continue to serve the people of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock.' 

Mr Dorans, 68, was born in Dailly, South Ayrshire and spent many years as a Metropolitan Police officer in London, reaching the rank of detective inspector, specialising in investigation of rape, robbery and murder.

He completed his career in the Metropolitan Police as an instructor at the Detective Training School at Hendon before returning to Ayrshire, where he served as a South Ayrshire Councillor and SNP group leader until the 2017 election.

Mr Dorans was elected MP in 2019, succeeding Conservative Bill Grant. He defeated current Conservative candidate and current South Ayrshire Council leader Martin Dowey, wioth a majority of 2,329.

He was appointed as the Shadow SNP spokesperson for Policing in February 2021. He is a member of the Standards Committee, Privileges Committee and the European Scrutiny Committee.

A date has yet to be selected for the next General Election, which must be held before the end of January 2025.