Tory candidate pulls out of race for city seat at general election

By Calum Ross

Published: 30/03/2010

The Conservative candidate for Aberdeen South has pulled out of the race to win the seat at the general election.

A spokesman for the Tories confirmed last night that Mark Jones had stepped down because of family health reasons.

The news was greeted with “shock” by members of the 49-year-old’s campaign team, who have been fighting to seize the seat from Labour’s Anne Begg at the election, expected on May 6.

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