Since before my election in 2012, I’ve built a reputation as a determined community campaigner willing to stand-up for our area. That’s why I stood for election. As an independent councillor, I am accountable to residents, not to a political party. It means giving Lochaber a strong voice in Inverness, where so many matters affecting our everyday lives are decided.
On numerous occasions in Inverness, I’ve made other out-of-touch politicians sit up and take notice of our needs on the West Coast. I was at the forefront of highlighting the unfair fares on the Corran Ferry, possibly the most expensive water crossing in the UK. Now the council recognises that a long-term solution is needed. Years of perseverance forced the council to rethink their winter gritting policy, meaning our roads can be gritted earlier than before. I’ve taken up the concerns of council tenants faced with escalating electricity bills, because of outdated and inefficient storage heaters; forcing the council to reassess houses and install new systems. And in the face of unprecedented budget cuts, working with other councillors, I persuaded the council to stop any closure of public toilets in the next year.
It's a huge privilege to be an independent councillor and represent residents across the Fort William and Ardnamurchan ward. Our communities still need a strong voice to fight their corner against an Inverness dominated and obsessed Highland Council. To ensure we have that strong voice I am determined to be re-elected on 4th May. The party political candidates will have the backing of their party machines for their campaign. I am reliant on the support of local residents.
That is why I am asking for support to fund what will be a hard-fought election campaign. Every contribution helps.
- £10 gives a leaflet, hand-delivered to every home in a village in the ward;
- £25 pays for digital advertising on social media;
- £50 allows me to write to nearly 75 postal voters;
- £100 gives a leaflet, hand-delivered to every home in the ward.
Your donation really does make all the difference!
If you'd like to ask me a question or get involved in the campaign, please don't hesitate to contact [email protected]