Independent, ward four
I am not affiliated to any political groups. I have served the ward for the past five years on the ruling administration group. I am currently the policy lead for transportation (strategic, local, ferries, piers, harbours and airports).
In this time I have served on a number of committees: Oban Lorn and the Isles area committee and community planning group, the policy and resources committee, the environment, development and infrastructure committee, Argyll and Bute Harbour Board, planning, protective services and licensing committee.
I have also been the council representative on the following groups: A83 Task Force, National Network for Gaelic Research consultative committee, Argyll Ferry Users’ Group and HITRANS. Prior to 2007, I was the councillor for Mull and Iona and I was chairman of the Oban, Lorn and the Isles area committee.
I will press to continue to improve the lifeline ferry services to the islands as these also provide a lot of work in the Oban area. I will also try to ensure elderly folk always get fair treatment, and support the community in tackling substance abuse that claims so many lives.
I will support the young getting a better education and jobs to let them remain in their home areas.
I hope you vote number one against my name.