Dumfries and Galloway Constituency

PPC – Charles Keal

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I had a career in the Royal Navy as a Meteorologist and Oceanographer until the age of 37. I subsequently worked in 2 schools in the London area as Head of Mathematics and as Deputy Headteacher, before retiring to Galloway in 2013. I am now actively involved in the community and do voluntary work for 3 separate organisations.

I have always been political and served as a Borough Councillor for 4 years in the 1990s. I am standing for ReformUK Scotland because Government mismanagement means nothing works. The social contract is broken. I am angry that people are priced out of housing, can’t afford to heat their homes, and have to use food banks even if they are working. Also that rural areas are burdened by regulations, which don’t work, dreamt up by bureaucrats in the central belt or Westminster.

Reform will return power to local communities. We have plans to
–  Cut NHS waiting lists to zero in 2 years
–  Take small/medium businesses out of Corporation Tax to get the economy moving
–  Free 6 million people from Income Tax by raising the threshold to £20,000
–  Increase energy security and lower bills
–  Speed up Planning to ensure there are houses people can afford to rent or buy .


Dumfries and Galloway Constituency Map

New constituency boundary is highlighted in dark green

Dumfries and Galloway Constituency Information

Electorate: 76,172


  • Stranraer and the Rhins
  • Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
  • Dee and Glenkens
  • Castle Douglas and Crocketford
  • Abbey
  • North West Dumfries
  • Mid and Upper Nithsdale
  • Lochar
  • Nith