Gary Mulvaney  -  Councillor for Helensburgh Central ward of Argyll & Bute Council

Councillor Gary Mulvaney was elected for his fourth term in 2017 and leads the eight member group of Conservatives on Argyll & Bute Council.

In May 2013, Conservative councillors co-founded The Argyll, Lomond, and Islands Group (TALIG) and following the 2017 elections, they entered into Administration as part of this group.

Gary Mulvaney was elected as Depute Leader of the council and is the Policy Lead for Strategic Finance and Capital Regeneration. He sits on Policy & Resources and Development & Infrastructures committees.

He is principal political lead for the Helensburgh Waterfront Development.

He is a qualified accountant, and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.  His career has covered local government, marketing, and extensive experience in the motor trade. He currently is Director, and Centre Principal, of Helensburgh Toyota, having previously been the dealership's Financial Director.

Gary was born in 1968.  His home town is Helensburgh, where he lives with his wife Janet and her daughter Sammy-Jo.

Gary is a former Westminster parliamentary candidate, having contested the seat in 2017 and 2010. In 2017, the Conservatives came within 1300 votes of taking the seat from the SNP. When he stood in the 2010 General he came second, with Liberal Democrat MP Alan Reid’s majority squeezed to just over three thousand votes.

During the 2010 campaign, the local news website said that, if elected to Westminster, Gary would be "a formidable operator".  Describing him as "A natural strategist and a clear thinker...", the website said "...he has the added advantage of experience".  The writer continued "If it is possible to be open-minded and interested in change while not being troubled by uncertainties or indecision, this is who he is”.

Outside business and politics, Gary was Business Manager of the Glasgow-based Apollo Players theatre group and made his stage debut in 2010 at the Kings Theatre, Glasgow, and in 2012 he played in Annie at the Glasgow Pavilion theatre.


Work on Waterfront begins

Preparatory work for the Helensburgh Waterfront Development site will start from Monday 10 August, and drivers are encouraged to find alternative parking options in other parts of the town.

Helensburgh Waterfront Contract Awarded

A £22m contract to give Helensburgh a high quality swimming pool and leisure centre has been awarded to Heron Brothers Ltd. The contract will also deliver strengthened flood defences and improved public meeting space for residents and visitors.

Help in paying council tax

As it continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, Argyll and Bute Council is highlighting the importance of council tax in delivering council services, and thanks the vast majority of residents, who continue to pay their tax, for playing their part in keeping vital services going.

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David Kinniburgh  –  Councillor for Helensburgh & Lomond South ward of Argyll & Bute Council

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Yvonne McNeilly  -  Councillor for Cowal ward of Argyll & Bute Council

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Jamie McGrigor  - Councillor for Oban South and the Isles ward of Argyll & Bute Council


Vice Chair - Argyll & Bute Conservative and Unionist Association

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Barbara Morgan  -  Councillor for the Lomand North ward of Argyll & Bute Council

Barbara lives in Kilcreggan, part of the Lomand North constituency, having moved there a number of years ago with her partner Denise and their 2 pets.


Bobby Good - Councillor for the Dunoon ward of Argyll & Bute Council

I live and work in the Dunoon constituency. I moved to this area a number of years ago, settled and married a local girl.


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