Roddy McCuish

In­de­pen­dent, ward four

The Oban Times - - News -

Stand­ing as an In­de­pen­dent can­di­date, I firmly be­lieve that there is no room for na­tional pol­i­tics at lo­cal level.

With 10 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence rep­re­sent­ing our area, most re­cently as chair­man of the area com­mit­tee, I have shown that I am able to work with all po­lit­i­cal par­ties to find lo­cal so­lu­tions to lo­cal prob­lems.

Stronger com­mu­nity in­volve­ment in coun­cil de­ci­sions is a pri­or­ity for me, en­sur­ing that views from all parts of the ward are heard.

I will lobby both Scot­tish and UK gov­ern­ments for a ru­ral growth deal. This is es­pe­cially im­por­tant for our frag­ile is­land com­mu­ni­ties.

I will con­tinue to work with ev­ery­one, ir­re­spec­tive of their pol­i­tics, for the ben­e­fit of our area.

I will push for closer work­ing be­tween coun­cil­lors and front­line staff, as of­ten they have the so­lu­tions to points you may raise and help me re­spond quicker.

I will con­tinue to hold my surg­eries ev­ery month, as I have done since 2007.

I will pro­pose that the new area com­mit­tee will con­tinue with open surg­eries, al­low­ing ev­ery­one to come along and en­gage with all eight elected mem­bers face to face.

No other area in Ar­gyll and Bute has done this. It should al­ways be peo­ple be­fore pol­i­tics.

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