Aberdeenshire Manifesto: A Circular Economy & Reducing Waste

As we approach next week’s election, I’ll be posting some key aspects of our Aberdeenshire manifesto. Firstly, our desire for a circular economy and the reduction of waste. The Council’s journey from ‘waste disposal’ to ‘resource management’ must continue. The Council should commit itself fully to the circular economy approach to reducing waste.

After three referendums in recent years that were run erroneously along the lines of an election, this year we are going to have two elections that some would have us treat as referendums.

I will continue to fight next month’s election on local issues. However much some tell you otherwise, the simple truth is that councillors elected next month will be asked to make decisions on matters such as school funding, waste collection, road repairs.

It’s a local election. Keep it that way.

Despite what you may have heard or seen from some parties or candidates, the election on May 4th is about representation on local councils. Any councillor elected will have exactly the same influence over Brexit or Scottish independence as any unsuccessful candidate and anybody else in the country. They will, however, be making decisions on local schools, local transport, waste collection and everything else that impacts on you directly in your local area.
A vote for me is a vote for nothing more, or less, than a hard working local councillor who will put the needs of my community first.