Cllr Robbie Withey - Huntly, Strathbogie & Howe of Alford

Alford resident Robbie Withey has been selected as one of your two Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidates for the local council elections in May.

After his selection Robbie said, “I love living and working here with my family.  We have so much on our doorstep, wonderful tourist attractions, locally farmed produce readily available and fantastic local shops”.
“I run a small crafting business and my wife works in a school, like many others we often struggle to balance the working to pay bills with spending important family time together with our son.  The SNP have increased council tax rates in Aberdeenshire putting yet more pressure on already stretched family finances, despite the increase they have still cut our local council budget by £3.3m making us the 3rd lowest funded council in Scotland”.

“We in the North East produce 18% of Scotlands economic output with only 8% of the population, I want to see us getting the investment we’re so long overdue.  We have talented people making great products right on our doorstep so let’s fight for investment in sectors such as the food and drink industry, farming, agriculture and tourism.  I support the freezing of business rates to help our local shops.”

“I will campaign in council for better public transport links to Aberdeen and Inverurie, better parking facilities on the main street and the regeneration of currently vacant retail units and public spaces”.

See Also

Cllr Ann Ross - Banchory & Mid Deeside

Crathes resident Ann Ross has been selected as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for the Banchory & Mid Deeside ward for the local government elections in May.

Cllr Wendy Agnew - Stonehaven & Lower Deeside

Wendy has lived in Stonehaven all her life, attending Dunnottar School and Mackie Academy.  She currently manages an insurance company in Stonehaven.In 2003 Wendy was elected to represent Stonehaven south and in 2007 and 2012 she was elected as Councillor for the larger multi-member ward of Stonehaven & Lower Deeside.Wendy has been a leading campaigner for more flood prevention measures in Stonehaven, and acts as the flood warden for the High Street area.

Cllr George Carr - Mearns

 George was first elected in 2007 as Councillor to the Mearns.  He also works as a scientific officer at the Scottish Agricultural College in Aberdeen, specialising in grass research.He comes from a farming background and having lived all his life in the Mearns at Lumgair, takes a keen interest in the local community.