A clear choice for the people of Aberdeen Donside

This is an important election for everyone across Aberdeen. I’m standing because I think it’s critical we have MSPs in Holyrood who can deliver on what matters to local people.

Now, more than ever, we need parliamentarians who know the local economy and will fight for it. I can do that. Through my 10 years working in oil and gas, I’ve built up the experience necessary to represent the workers and employers of Aberdeen in Holyrood.

If I am elected, Aberdeen will not be the SNP’s forgotten city any more. I won't let them get away with underfunding the city, its schools and NHS Grampian. We need MSPs who will speak up for our city, not just sit down and tow the nationalist line.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my website. I will update it as the campaign progresses, and you can check out my facebook site which has more recent updates.

17 Jan 2016

Crisis? What crisis?

Last week, an SNP member of parliament reminded me exactly why I wanted to stand for Holyrood in the first place.

You've probably heard about it, perhaps you even saw it - the spectacle of a nationalist (who represents the North East of Scotland!) denying there was a crisis in Aberdeen's oil sector.

Clearly, the current Scottish Government have no idea about industry. Thousands of local people's jobs are on the line, yet their default position is to stick their heads in the sand.

It's not 'talking Scotland down' to admit there is a crisis, nor to remind the SNP of the folly of predicting ever increasing oil prices. It's called being a realist, a pragmatist.

As we approach May's election, I'd ask you to think about the sort of person you want representing you in Holyrood. With me as your MSP, you'd get experience outside of politics, on the big issues like jobs and the local economy.

I hope to publish my ideas, my plans for support for our local industry soon. In the mean time, if you have any suggestions you'd like the politicians to consider, please get in touch.