West Lothian political union gets a little stronger as love breaches political divide
The loose alliance between the Labour and Tory groups in West Lothian got a little stronger recently.
Labour councillor Angela Doran married Tory group leader Councillor Damian Timson on December 5 at Strathbrock Parish Church, Uphall, with a “select” group of 18 friends and family to witness the happy event.
Angela is a councillor in the Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh ward, while Damian represents East Livingston and East Calder. Both were elected in 2017.
The couple met when they attended a charity football event for the Neils Hugs foundation.
A planned honeymoon to New York had to be postponed to post-pandemic and both councillors were back at their posts in the “virtual” council chamber instead for a meeting of West Lothian Council’s Executive.
Damian said: “We are taking each others names and are Mr & Mrs Doran-Timson.”