Cllr Chris Ahern

Chris was elected as Councillor for the Perth City Centre Ward in 2017.

Chris writes: "As a local resident, living with my family in North Muirton and a son at a local school, 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.

"Like the rest of you I live with the frustrations at the poor state of local roads - and not just in the city centre, but across the whole of Perth & Kinross, the lack of shops in the city centre, the constant battle with parking on side streets, and the problems of having to navigate around dog mess on our streets.

"As chairman of North Muirton Community Council I have managed to sort out a number of local issues, and I know I have much to offer all residents of Perth City Centre and will ensure that everyone is listened to and represented.

"I want to ensure that the new council will look after our education system and aim to ensure that there are sufficient teachers and better technology in our schools. I will also do all I can to ensure our public areas and parks are as attractive as possible to promote active, inclusive, recreation for all.

"My priorities for Perth City Centre

1.  Campaigning to ensure we attract more businesses to Perth. Focus on High Street and Bridgend to create thriving retail areas.

2.  Working to ensure that all children receive the best education. Ensuring our open spaces are well maintained to encourage active recreation.

3.  Minimising Council Tax burden on family budgets whilst delivering efficient services.

4.  Addressing parking and traffic problems across the city centre. Improving park and ride facilities and walking routes around the city.  

5. Tackling anti-social behaviour and speeding, especially in residential areas.

6. Standing up to the SNP and opposing  a second, divisive, independence referendum. "

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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 am 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 Forbes was elected to Perth and Kinross Council in 2017 representing the Carse of Gowrie ward.

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 Anne Jarvis

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


Anne writes: "I am delighted to have been elected to serve Strathtay. I have lived here  for more than 3 years having moved to Perth and Kinross to be nearer my family. 

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.

Cllr Roz McCall

Roz McCall was elected as Councillor for the Strathearn Ward in 2017.

Provost Dennis Melloy

Dennis was elected to represent the Strathmore Ward in May 2007. Married to Libby, Dennis is a qualified ballroom dancing teacher and runs Solutions based in Alyth. Dennis is a keen golfer and a long time member of Blairgowrie Golf Club.

Cllr Callum Purves

Callum Purves was elected as a Councillor for Kinross-shire in 2017.

Callum writes: "I am delighted to have been elected as Councillor for Kinross-shire; it is a privilege to represent the area in which I have lived all my life.

Cllr Dr Crawford Reid

Dr Crawford Reid was elected a Councillor for the Strathallan Ward of Perth and Kinross in 2017.

Crawford writes: "It is my privilege to have been elected to serve alongside Cllr Murray Lyle in the Strathallan Ward.

Cllr Caroline Shiers

Caroline has been a Councillor representing the Blairgowrie and Glens Ward since May 2007.

Cllr Colin Stewart

I was delighted to be elected to represent residents in Strathmore, my home ward, where I am a member of my local community council. I understand the problems faced by people living here and want to give them a strong voice on the council.