I was born in Dumfries and Galloway, educated, work and live with my family in the heart of the region. I understand the issues that concern you because they concern me too.
If elected, I can make a real difference by representing views and addressing the needs of all constituents across the region and the political divide.
What the constituency has needed for a long time is someone to champion causes such as youth employment, integrated transport, tourism, and infrastructure and rekindle interest in the area from prospective employers, especially in the industrial and IT sectors. I am confident I am that person.
I will pursue every opportunity to improve the future for the people of Galloway and West Dumfries by supporting policies that bring benefits to the area, and oppose decisions that discriminate against us.
I am passionate about ensuring we are not disadvantaged by living in a rural area.
I will fight to:
- Accelerated deployment of superfast broadband across the region
- Help rural drivers by calling for fuel tax cut and road improvements to our trunk routes
- Provide support for small businesses to allow them to pay the living wage
- Campaign against the SNPs centralisation of our public services to the central belt.