Local Scottish Conservative members have selected current local councillor Amanda Hampsey as their candidate for the new Argyll, Bute and South Lochaber constituency ahead of the next UK General Election.
Amanda was elected in May 2022 as a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Councillor for the Oban South and the Isles Ward on Argyll and Bute Council.
She was one of a number of new Conservative councillors elected that year, which also included her teenage son Daniel. Amanda serves as the policy lead for the administration's care services and is the depute policy lead for planning and regulatory services.
Amanda is a mother to five children and lives in the constituency.
She says it would be a "huge honour" for voters to elect her as their MP and that she understands the challenges facing rural and remote communities, because she faces them on a daily basis too.
Scottish Conservative candidate for Argyll, Bute and South Lochaber Amanda Hampsey said: "I am extremely grateful to local members in this constituency for putting their faith in me and selecting me to fight this seat at the next General Election.
"I have been privileged to represent Oban South and the Isles Ward as a councillor since last May and I believe I can use that experience - as well as living, working and bringing up my children in this area - to be a strong voice as an MP.
"Our rural and remote communities have been neglected for far too long and are under increasing strain. I know the challenges they are facing, because I face them on a daily basis too. I want to change that by being a strong voice at Westminster, advocating for Argyll, Bute and South Lochaber."
Local Association Chairman Peter Wallace added: "Since being elected, Amanda has established herself as a real champion for local causes. She has travelled across our area and fully understands the issues faced in this rural and remote constituency. I'm delighted she has been selected and I know she will make an excellent MP.
"Amanda and the Scottish Conservatives are the only party who can beat the SNP here and ensure that the focus is on people's real priorities such as the cost-of-living crisis, fighting to protect local public services and ensuring our rural communities get a fair funding deal.
"Local members are up for the fight and will be taking the Scottish Conservatives positive message to households across the length and breadth of the constituency."