Annie Wells (politician)
Wells in 2016
|Deputy Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party|
|Assumed office |
14 February 2020
Serving with Liam Kerr
|Preceded by||Jackson Carlaw|
|Member of the Scottish Parliament|
(1 of 7 Regional MSPs)
|Assumed office |
6 May 2016
|Born||24 February 1972|
|Political party||Scottish Conservatives|
|Occupation||Food retail manager|
Early life and career
Wells became involved in politics during the 2014 Scottish Independence referendum by joining the Better Together campaign and stood as the Scottish Conservative candidate in Glasgow North East in the 2015 general election, finishing third with 4.7% of the vote. She also unsuccessfully contested the Glasgow Provan constituency at the 2016 Scottish Parliament election, finishing third with 8.6% of the vote, but was elected via the Glasgow regional list.
In late 2018, Wells was banned from Holyrood for leaking an embargoed committee report to the press. After a complaint was made that the MSP had "sought political advantage" by speaking out about prisoner voting before a report had been published, the parliament's standards committee unanimously ruled that Wells had breached the code of conduct for MSPs.
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