Budget supports young people and economic growth

Despite demand for council services continuing to exceed allocated funds the budget we set today supports our young people and economic growth. We have protected key support services for young people. We are investing millions of pounds to help keep our road network open for business.

Planning regulations must support rural growth

I was out and about in Tarbert today speaking to my constituents including local businesses. We spoke about the importance of making Argyll and Bute a much more business friendly environment.

Reliable Ferries vital for Argyll & Bute

Reliable transport links between our Islands and the mainland are essential to our local economy with recent disruptions highlighting this fact.

Meet Amanda Milling, our new Co-Chairman

I’m Amanda Milling – MP for Cannock Chase and the new Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party. My job is to help to deliver on the people’s priorities.

Island roads crumbling

It was great to catch up with my constituents in the villages of Portnahaven and Port Wemyss today as I was checking up on local road conditions.

Employment hits record high

New jobs figures today show that employment is at a record high – with more people in work than ever before –and unemployment is at its lowest since 1974.

Parents demand greater investment in Islay High School

I have been out and about across Islay speaking to my constituents and listening to their concerns. While our crumbling road infrastructure is brought up time and time again the most mentioned issue by far is the poor condition of Islay High School.

Road surface flooding concerns

Despite the harsh winter weather I had a very successful and well attended surgery in Tayinloan today.