Cllr Anne Jarvis

Anne Jarvis was elected as Councillor for the Strathtay Ward in 2017.

Anne writes: "I was pleased to have been elected to serve Strathtay. I was told repeatedly that this was an area that had been neglected. So, I have worked extensively with the communities representing their hopes and aspirations within the council.

“I always act in the best interests of everyone in Strathtay.  Both rural and urban areas' voices are heard loudly in the Council chamber.

"The SNP government have kept Scottish Councils short of money, today there is still £155 million given by Westminster to Scotland to help councils deal with the costs of the Corona virus pandemic. This money has not reached councils and Perth and Kinross Council is having to use its own funds at this time. This is a double whammy .

"From Almondbank to Dunkeld, communities are suffering from over development. I was very pleased to vote for the administration motion which regulates the number of houses that can be built in  a community. Poorly drafted legislation for planning and development means councils can only give an indication of how many houses can be built. This means that developers always apply for the top figure and it is very difficult to keep to a reasonable figure even having passed the motion.

“The SNP is still calling for yet another referendum; they won’t accept Scotland said NO to independence. The message on the doorstep is still NO to another referendum.

“I look forward to continuing the fight to put the focus back onto our community.

“When elected I had 6 priorities for Strathtay, overdevelopment, trying to stop Holyrood experimenting with our children’s education,  minimising  the Council Tax burden on family budgets despite the SNP government reducing council funding year on year, calling for better broadband in rural areas, listening to small communities and ensuring they are well represented and, finally, opposing a second divisive independence referendum.

“Good progress has been made on some of my priorities but there is still much to do.”

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Cllr Chris Ahern

Chris was elected as Councillor for the Perth City Centre Ward in 2017.
Chris writes: "As a local resident, I live with my family in North Muirton. My children grew up in North Muirton and have all been to the local schools. I am delighted to have been elected for this ward. Perth is a very fair city, but we are still a long way from recognising our full potential.

Cllr Kathleen Baird

Kathleen Baird was re-elected to represent the Almond and Earn ward in 2017.

Kathleen writes: "It has been an enormous privilege to serve the community of Almond and Earn and I was delighted to have been re-elected to the Council .

Cllr Bob Brawn

Bob Brawn was elected in 2017 as a Councillor for the Blairgowrie and Glens ward, alongside Cllr Caroline Shiers . Having run the local shop and Post Office with his wife for the last fourteen years, Bob is well-placed to appreciate the changing concerns of the local community.

Cllr Harry Coates

Harry Coates was elected to Perth and Kinross Council in 2017.

Harry writes: "I am delighted to have been elected as Councillor for Perth City North. 

Cllr Angus Forbes

Angus was elected in 2017 to represent the Carse of Gowrie ward. Since his election, Angus has built a solid reputation with his constituents as someone who can get things done.

Cllr David Illingworth

David Illingworth was elected Councillor for Almond and Earn in 2017.

David writes: " I am delighted to have been elected to serve Almond and Earn ward at Perth and Kinross Council.

Cllr Ian James

Ian James was elected to the Council in 2017 to represent the Strathtay ward. Since being elected, Ian has taken an active role within this extremely large rural ward, making representations for residents from all parts of the Ward regardless of their political allegiance and has successfully acted as mediator for a number of issues, from education to housing matters.

Cllr Murray Lyle

Elected in 2007 to represent the Strathallan Ward and  re-elected in 2012 and in 2017, Murray is spokesman on Environment issues for the Scottish Conservative group on Perth and Kinross Council.