Councillor David Illingworth was elected in 2017 and defended his seat in 2022. He has lived in Abernethy for more than 20 years with his wife and his now grown-up children went to Abernethy Primary School and Perth High School.
David has worked hard to be a successful councillor. He listened to communities and among many other achievements arranged a new puffin crossing in Abernethy. He's proud to have been part of a Conservative led administration that has invested heavily in roads with many Vehicle Activated Signs, 20mph zones and road resurfacing projects in Abernethy, Bridge of Earn, Forgandenny and Craigend.
David believes in communities and has got involved because when people feel they belong all sorts of things go well: less litter, less loneliness, even better school results. He and the Conservative administration have invested through the Community Investment Fund in projects such as updating the Bridge of Earn Playpark, Bridge of Earn Institute, Forgandenny Village Hall, Oudenarde Community Cabin and Abernethy Pavillion.
To campaign hard to get the NHS to bring back a GP surgery in Bridge of Earn.
To provide more investment for Road Safety Schemes, Potholes and Roads Maintenance across the whole ward.
To continue to support new play parks in Bridge of Earn and Oudenarde. To promote the Active Travel Route between Bridge of Earn and Newburgh
To actively support and improve education in Almond and Earn
To work with community groups to make a difference