Alison Payne

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Alison Payne (formerly Alison Miller) is a former Conservative candidate at the May 2007 council elections and the Research Director of Reform Scotland. An Alison Payne is listed as working for lobbyists PPS Group in Edinburgh between September 2006 and November 2007, but it is not clear if it is the same person.[1] Payne is listed as the contact for the community Newsletter produced by PPS on behalf of Scarborough Muir Group who are involved in development along the Rosyth waterfront in Fife. PPS specialise in planning and community consultation lobbying.

She is married to Jude Payne 'senior research specialist' at the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).[2]

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Alison Miller, 27, former adviser to Scottish Tory leader Annabel Goldie, is one of the new breed of young Tory hopefuls. She is standing in Craigmillar & Portobello, has set up her own website and is seen by the party as having a good chance of getting elected. She grew up in Joppa, went to Towerbank Primary, Portobello High School and Edinburgh University and has been a Guide leader with the 116th Girl Guide Company for nine years.
"David Cameron is helping to change the image of the party," she said. "That will help bring some people across and show we are not this evil, nasty party some people say we are. "The positive vibes coming out of Westminster are being passed up to Scotland as well."[3]


  1. Rosyth Waterfront] community Newsletter, December 2006.;;
  2. Health Committee Official Report 25 April 2006 Col 2749, Scottish Parliament Health Committee Tuesday 25 April 2006]
  3. Evening News (Edinburgh) October 3, 2006, Tuesday Home Edition City Tories feel Cameron effect BYLINE: Ian Swanson Scottish Political Editor SECTION: Pg. 20