Brian Bur­nett

In­de­pen­dent, ward five

The Oban Times - - News -

I stand as an In­de­pen­dent can­di­date so my loy­alty is to the elec­tors and not a po­lit­i­cal party.

From 1995 un­til 2015, I served as a district coun­cil­lor in Lin­colnshire, rep­re­sent­ing both town and ru­ral wards. My roles in­cluded two years as chair­man of the coun­cil and six years as a mem­ber of the cabi­net. In 2011, I was elected mayor for the town of Louth.

Liv­ing in Kilchre­nan, I am well po­si­tioned to serve both Oban and ru­ral ar­eas of the ward. As a re­tired ac­coun­tant, the coun­cil’s fi­nances are of par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est to me.

I would aim to achieve best value for money by pro­vid­ing qual­ity ser­vices in the most ef­fi­cient way. Hav­ing an in­ter­est in plan­ning, I be­lieve com­mu­ni­ties should have the op­por­tu­nity to shape de­vel­op­ment to suit their own needs.

I sup­port good qual­ity af­ford­able hous­ing and would pro­mote safety im­prove­ments to the A85 be­tween Oban and Con­nel.

I would pri­ori­tise eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment to pro­vide ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple. Ru­ral ar­eas are of­ten for­got­ten (many ru­ral roads are badly pot­holed) and should re­ceive their fair share of re­sources.

If elected, I will at­tend com­mu­nity coun­cil meet­ings in the ward and pro­vide feed­back.

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