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.


Gary's positive vision for Argyll & Bute

Our country has suffered as a result of the parliamentary paralysis in the last couple of years. I cannot count the number of times people have said to me that “our country’s a joke” and an “international laughing stock”. Our elected MP’s seem happy to create mayhem but deliver nothing.

Gary Mulvaney selected for Argyll & Bute

Gary Mulvaney has been announced as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Argyll & Bute in the forthcoming General Election on December 12th.

Just Sort it

Who would have thought  three and half years on and after a record 33 people million made a decision to which their elected representatives said they would respect the result either way, we are still not sure when we will leave the EU.

Council consults on Budget

The council has started its consultation on next year’s budget.

Despite having made over £57 million savings in the last nine years, more it still required. In short we need to deliver another £9 million of savings to balance this year’s budget.

Welcome investment in Rural Growth Deal

The council were delighted to hear that UK government have backed our rural growth deal with £50million cash investment confirmed from Westminster and Holyrood.

Prime Minister Johnson initially flagged up the potential of a deal in a visit to Faslane early in his premiership.


The re-tendering process for the Helensburgh Waterfront Project continues, with the start of construction work on site from late April next year. It is a real shame that both planning and tendering issues have delayed this project and that the facility will not now be open till May 2022.

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.

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