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.


Warm welcome for new Prime Minister

Boris Johnson MP has received many warm congratulations on his success in the Conservative leadership election, becoming the new prime minister today.

Conservative Councillors are delivering for Argyll & Bute

I was joined by my fellow Conservative Councillors in Kilmory today as we discussed at length the numerous challenges facing Argyll and Bute. Ferry sailings, road networks, education and the SNP's late single farm payments were all mentioned.

Conservative Councillors working to meet challenges of rural economy

I was delighted to meet with depute leader of the Council Gary Mulvaney and depute policy lead for communities Sir Jamie McGrigor in Kilmory recently.

We discussed the important need to grow Argyll & Bute's rural economy and the various challenges that creates.

Redman continues to push for repairs

I have been very busy recently working hard to address every issue raised by my constituents. I am still receiving lots of justifiable complaints about the terrible condition of Mansefield Rd in Port Ellen and the hospital road in Bowmore.

Only Gary can beat the SNP

It was a great day campaigning today, with an interview with BBC Alba and then the hustings.

It was evident that unionists aren't supporting the Lib Dems because of their stance on re runs of referendums, which plays into the hands of the SNP.

Latest poll show Conservatives within 0.2% in Argyll & Bute

Back in Oban today, great to hear ex Lib Dem voters are backing myself on Thursday as the best person to return Argyll & Bute a unionist MP, secure jobs and investment to grow our constituency... we are predicted only to be 0.2% behind the SNP by Electoral Calculus

Gary Mulvaney

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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


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

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Andrew Vennard - Councillor for the Oban North and Lorn ward of Argyll & Bute Council.