Scottish Conservatives, ward four
I am a former MSP with a proven track record for helping constituents in the Highlands and Islands for 17 years.
Oban is my local town and I am well acquainted with island life on Mull, Coll and Tiree. I will fight for:
■ Better education and more opportunities for young people.
■ Safer roads for Oban (A85) and the islands, up-to- date ferries, an improving rail and air service, and more frequent rubbish collections.
■ Promoting local products and helping to create new businesses by planning for the future.
■ Maintaining our great local hospital and improving health and social care management.
■ Promoting cultural events and festivals. I will oppose:
■ The Scottish Government’s policies of centralisation. Powers devolved to Scotland should be devolved to towns and villages and not hoarded by Holyrood.
■ A tourist tax which would harm our vital local industry.
■ Nicola Sturgeon’s obsession with another independence referendum and I will lobby her and her ministers to govern for Scottish people rather than constitutional goals.
I will give 110 per cent effort.