The Hair Family – Landowners and Electricity Providers
Two brothers Hair (James and John) are third generation major landowners owning: Smithfield Electricity Production at Farm Monikie, (East Drums Wind Turbine) valued in excess of £1million and a large farm at Mains of Ardovie, value in excess of £1million.
James is married to Alison. They have three daughters, Louise b1985, Deborah b 1987, Kirstene b1990, and a son James b1990.
The family are of staunch Tory stock and are are keen supporters of the Scottish farmer and Young Farmer organisations (the girls have benefited from a number of sponsored trips abroad over the years) which is nice.
Kirstene is without any relevant experience politically but is keen to start her political career near to the top of the pile. Not for her any lowly Councillors job. The family are a formidable team and will be highly visible during her campaign for election. Which is nice.
Education. University of Aberdeen. Master’s Degree, Politics. 2007 – 2011 17-21y (She studied for an MA in politics but it is unclear if she managed to gain a degree.)
Political Campaigns Assistant. (work experience whilst studying) March 2009 – May 2010 (1 year 3 months 19-20y
Overseas sales representative. OPM Partnership. September 2010 – December 2010 (4 months) 20y
Sales Representative. Kuoni Group. March 2011 – July 2011 (5 months) 21y
Personal Assistant. Scottish Conservatives. August 2012 – August 2013 (1 year 1 month) 22-23y
Personal Secretary. Wilde Thyme Ltd. August 2012 – October 2013 (1 year 3 months) 22-23y
Personal Secretary. DC Thomson Publishing. February 2014 – April 2015 (1 year 3 months) 24-25y
Executive Assistant. DC Thomson. July 2016 – Present (11 months)
22 February 2016: Kirsten Hair Candidate for Angus South (seriously)
I am delighted to tell you that Kirstene Hair was selected yesterday to stand as the Conservative and Unionist candidate for the Angus South constituency in May’s Scottish Parliament election.
Kirstene has allowed herself to be drafted in at short notice to stand instead of Derek.
Because of the limited time between now and the election on 5th May, and so as to ensure that there is no pause in campaigning in Angus South, the local Association has adopted a fast track selection process, which has been endorsed by the Party’s Candidate Selection Board in Edinburgh.
Kirstene lives in Angus and her family farm here.
She has been an energetic, effective local activist for us during the Better Together campaign and the General Election and has prior experience of the Party and Scottish politics through working in Central Office.
We are therefore extremely fortunate to have such a good, young local candidate..
Questions Put to Kirstene on her Facebook by potential voters from the date of her nomination (All unanswered) Need to Question Why She is Standing
Marion Philip: You do know that the Scottish Parliament has voted for a second Independence referendum?? Your MSP friend clearly does not understand that the decision is made, or does he not recognise Holyrood as a a decision making parliament? If not why is he there?
Helen Cairncross: Tell us what you are going to do to improve things in the UK.
Stephen McConnell: The SNP are Sinn Fein IRA in Scotland. Squash the filthy bastards.
Steve Brannigan: Tut Tut, bad language and such aggression? Are all unionists so aggressive? It is a bit childish is it not to be comparing the SNP to Sinn Fein?
Darren Stewart: Rape Clause?
Atholl Clark: The Scottish Tories have done a massive handbrake turn on Free Prescription charges. Is there a single journo in our foreign owned media that has the balls ,or honesty to ask Ruthie about this monumental change of heart. Was she wrong then ,or lying now?
Jacqui Cook: I used to vote Conservative but disappointed in the way they are handling Brexit. Also fox hunting, where do you stand?
Dunc Gilmour: The Tories are nothing but scum, attacking the Disabled and sick whilst lining their pockets and making themselves rich. A vote for the Tories is a giant slap in the face for all those being humiliated by a Government that don’t care.
Hamish Budge: The Second independence referendum is already happening as OUR Scottish Parliament has already approved it. Scotland don’t want cruel Torys in charge Your values are vile! #rapeclause #foxhunting #bedroomtax #polltax #taxloopholes for the rich. I could go on…
Brian Shepherd Still better together ??? Winter heating allowance .. gone! Pensions triple lock .. gone ! The Conservative Party plans to scrap free school meals for children in the first three years of their education. Despite reports that 3 million UK children go hungry without school meals during the summer holidays, the Tories have revealed a plan to remove universal free school lunches for infants. Conservatives ….. still attacking the old, weak and defenceless….
Graeme Shepherd: Kirstene, if you say the Tories have done a great job on the economy, can you please explain why we have increasing number of cuts, a doubling of national debt since 2010 and shrinking wages? Surely that is an economy in trouble?
A brilliant family effort and one of the best Conservative campaigns in Angus for a very long time that will not go unnoticed by Ruth Davidson and party HQs.
Thank you Iain for your support – that is very kind of you.
You will do very well at the next election. I’m sure that you’ll get in.
Charlotte Louise Stratton: Great photo. You did us proud.
Charlie Sharkey: Great job Kirstene and Ruth too. The fight back has begun!
Craig Allan Stewart: Yeah let’s turn Scotland blue. And have food-banks, poverty, bedroom tax, Trident, expenses fraud, election fraud, paedophile cover ups, austerity, monarchy, house of lords……
LikeShow more reactions. Can you tell me if you support the raising of the current pension age please? I read that it is planned that this will go up to 70. Can you confirm or deny this and if not 70 what What are your views on foxhunting?
Further to your question to Mike Weir in Arbroath Herald and his response, can you confirm Scottish fishing grounds WILL NOT be used as bargaining chips with EU and that any post Brexit deal has fishing devolved to Scotland.
I know you must be very busy but I really would like to know your views on University fees?
Graeme Shepherd: first of all, thank you for the election leaflet that came through my door just now. You may not know this but I will tell you. Independence referendum is mentioned 26 times, SNP get 20 mentions, Nicola Sturgeon herself gets 9 mentions. Lagging behind is yer pal Ruth, she gets 7 mentions and Theresa gets 4. Sadly, for you, no mention. So, my question is simply this ‘why are the Scottish Tories so obsessed with an independence referendum? Ruth, Theresa and Tories got pretty much same amount of mentions put together as the independence referendum got on its own. Stop obsessing about the referendum and get on with your day job – providing a decent opposition to the Scottish National Party (SNP). As ever, look forward to you answering my questions.
Steve Brannigan: Would you vote to close the Scottish parliament?
Michael Smith: http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-02-20-30000-excess-deaths-2015-linked-cuts-health-and-social-care. Do you have any thoughts on this ? Or is it just the same as for them as the foxes.
Steve Brannigan: 30,000 more deaths in England & Wales due to cuts to social care budget, surely Kirstene will have a view on that?
Steve Brannigan: I genuinely want to hear where she stands on all the questions I have asked. I am sure the majority of the county want to hear them as well.Craig Allan Stewart: Prescription charges. To pay or not to pay? Depends what face you’re wearing.Stewart Falconer: This mornings news suggests cuts to free school meals, pensions triple lock gone in two years and no cold weather payments for some pensioners, thoughts please.
Steve Brannigan: I’m sure there is a perfectly reasonable answer to these developments Stewart. After all the OAPs are key to the Tory vote and to a NO vote in a referendum.Stewart Falconer: My guess is they’ve been released to hide something else going on but hey I’m an old cynic.
Steve Brannigan: I genuinely want to hear where she stands on all the questions I have asked. I am sure the majority of the county want to hear them as well.
Craig Allan Stewart: Prescription charges. To pay or not to pay? Depends what face you’re wearing.ry home for perennial losers?
Stewart Falconer: This mornings news suggests cuts to free school meals, pensions triple lock gone in two years and no cold weather payments for some pensioners, thoughts please.
Steve Brannigan: I’m sure there is a perfectly reasonable answer to these developments Stewart. After all the OAPs are key to the Tory vote and to a NO vote in a referendum.
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