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.

"My wife and I moved to Abernethy from Perth nearly 20 years ago, almost by accident.  We quickly fell in love with the area and have brought up our children here, sending them to Abernethy Primary School and Perth High School. My career background is in IT, but I have always been fascinated by politics, so I’m delighted to that I will be working alongside Cllr Kathleen Baird for the Almond and Earn ward.

"Perth and Kinross Council is a large, complex organisation with 5000 employees.  It seems to me that in order to be successful it needs to focus on the things that really affect the lives of the people of the area: like education, roads and social care for the elderly.  Councillors should also never forget how hard people work to pay their council tax and I will strive to get the best value for your hard-earned money.  In addition, I will work hard to make sure your voice is heard on the council.

"Although, this election has primarily been about local issues e.g. making sure that new housing like Oudenarde has proper infrastructure, Cllr Kathleen Baird and I will continue to send a very clear message to the SNP that our people don’t want a second Independence referendum.


"My priorities for Almond and Earn

  1. Listening to local residents and ensuring your voice is heard.
  2. Minimising Council Tax burden on family budgets whilst delivering efficient services.
  3. Ensuring education and health provision meets local needs and keeps pace with the developments proposed at Oudenarde and Bertha Park.
  4. Campaigning to ensure maintenance of rural roads and footpaths is carried out.
  5. Be open, honest and transparent and work for the good of the community.
  6. Standing up to the SNP and their obsession with a second, divisive, independence referendum  "

See Also

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 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.