Independent, ward five
Caring for people not politics is my first priority, focusing on local issues, local concerns and local people.
Having experienced the lifesaving skills of our hospital, I have serious concerns with words such as changes, reviews and joint integration, hence I am heading a group that will challenge the erosion of services.
As the originator of Oban Live, I am delighted we have a major event to boost the local economy. Its near 10,000 attendees and in excess of £1 million for the region has been tremendous.
Presently, and for some years, I have been a voluntary board member of Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) working to deliver quality affordable housing.
Oban, Lorn and the Isles does not get its share of the Argyll and Bute pot, so we need our local representatives to have a collective and united front at council HQ, and, if elected, I will work closely with all colleagues.
Having had the privilege of representing Oban North and Lorn before, I know being a councillor is not just for Christmas. I believe that with my proven history of getting things done, combined with what I do currently, shows beyond question that my passion and commitment for our part of the world is second to none.