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Conservative Councillors working hard for their constituents

I'm just back from another few days working hard for my local area. I have been out and about across Islay. I heard first hand about many local concerns such as road condition, poor mobile phone signal and slow broad band speed.

Put on the lights in Port Charlotte

Yesterday I was happy to meet my constituents in Bowmore and listen to their concerns about potholes, broadband disruptions, unfair mobile phone roaming charges and dog fouling. I then attended the latest Islay Community Council meeting later that evening.

More than crumbs for Kintyre & the Islands

I'm just back from a busy few days attending a Planning site visit on the (very windy and beautiful) Isle of Tiree and visiting my constituents across the Kintyre and Islands ward.

Small Schools important to local communities

I have had another productive day vising and hearing from my constituents in Tayinloan, Clachan, Muasdale and across West Kintyre while putting out my latest leaflet.

Road spending cut by 20% in seven years

More bad news for Scotland's infrastructure as road spending has been cut by 20 per cent over the past seven years.

Cosla’s recent Local Government Bench-marking Framework report stated that road maintenance funding had decreased from £691 million in 2010/11 to £554 million last year.

Snow and Ice won't stop Redman

I've been really busy the past week fighting hard for my constituents while attending numerous council meetings. As ever I have been making my views heard on the desperate need for infrastructure spending across Kintyre and the Islands along with the rest of Argyll and Bute.

Servicemen Remembered

I was delighted to attend the February 5th commemoration at the American Monument on the Oa Peninsula of Islay which marks 100 years since one of the most dramatic moments of World War One when the S.S.