In the political melee that Main Street in Turriff turned into yesterday when the First Minister arrived, people asked me, do you really want to be part of this? Or why are you getting involved? In answer to those, and many other questions, I have tried to cover my beliefs, principles and aims in this […]
Posts about politics. Mostly local politics and the 2017 Local Elections where I am standing as an Independent candidate in the Turriff and District ward.
I’ve had a few people ask me about the Single Transferable Voting (STV) system that is used to vote in Scottish Local Elections. The STV system allows you to rate the candidates on the ballot paper in order of your preference as explained in this video The video below explains more about the STV system […]
Last night I went along to the Local Election Hustings, along with the other four candidates for Turriff and District ward, at Turriff Academy. The turn out from the public was quite low, around 40 people I’d estimate, but I understand people are busy and 7pm on a Thursday night may not be the best […]
The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced plans to call snap general election on 8 June. Now more than ever we need to have strong independent voices in Local Government, supporting local communities. Candidates from the main political parties will be mired in the fall out of the announcement today and campaigning for the […]
So how do you solve a problem like the A947? This busy commuter route is used by people from all across the Turriff and District ward to get to and from work, shopping and the school run. Many people, myself included think that the road needs some serious upgrading in places. I remember the first […]
Four weeks today on May 4, you will be asked to vote in the Local Elections. You are being asked to select candidates who you think will do a good job of representing you within Aberdeenshire. You will be voting for your Local Councillors and not MSPs or MPs. So what? I hear you say. […]