Wil­liam Mo­hied­deen Scot­tish Green Party, ward five

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Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil needs to change. The Ar­gyll and Bute Green Party wants to see this re­gion max­imise its po­ten­tial. Our coun­cil should be truly rep­re­sen­ta­tive of our com­mu­ni­ties. When it is, bet­ter de­ci­sions for the pub­lic good are made.

I will work to achieve change in Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil by:

Cam­paign­ing for com­mu­ni­ties to have a right to re­call plan­ning de­ci­sions.

In­tro­duce live we­b­cast­ing of coun­cil meet­ings, and pub­lish com­mit­tee vot­ing records.

En­hance pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion in de­vel­op­ing coun­cil bud­gets and pol­icy.

Op­pose top- down cen­tral­i­sa­tion of schools, and guar­an­tee po­si­tions for par­ents and stu­dents on ed­u­ca­tion com­mit­tees.

For Ar­gyll and Bute to be­come a more equal, healthy and pros­per­ous so­ci­ety, if elected I will work to:

Cam­paign to im­ple­ment a car­ers liv­ing wage of £9.20 per hour and tackle zero-hours con­tracts.

Sup­port and en­able lo­cally-led so­cial- care part­ner­ships and so­cial en­ter­prises. Make free child­care hours more flex­i­ble. In­crease num­ber of af­ford­able, so­cial hous­ing and bring wait­ing list num­bers down.

Ex­empt ap­pren­tices from pay­ing coun­cil tax.

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