Independent, ward four
I have the best job in the world, with thousands of bosses – you, the public.
I have helped to campaign for better rights for children and families. It is imperative that we encourage our young people to stay in this area. To do this, we have to make sure that there is employment , housing, health services and a good standard of education on all of our islands as well as on the mainland.
We live in the most beautiful place in the world on the West Coast of Scotland. Unless we have people on the council sticking up for those things that matter most, then there is no doubt we will erode away our way of life.
Oban, South and the Isles is hugely diverse area and, over the past decade, I have had the privilege to work hard and to get things done.
Over the time I’ve been a councillor, I have been on various committees including planning, chairing of the Corporate Parenting Board. As an advocate for the youth voice, I was invited to take up the position of spokesperson for children and families. This is a job I cherish.
The next four years will see further strains on the public purse. If we are very careful, we can make it work and get the best for everybody. I care about our communities and will continue to support them with passion and commitment.