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. 

"I live on the Western Edge and run a business in Perth City Centre. Perth is a growing and vibrant place to do both, I believe passionately that our City is becoming one of the most attractive locations for business in Scotland. The central situation of our City is suitable and convenient for many enterprises, and I will do all I can to help attract new business to the area, and the jobs that go along with them.

"Lots of people have concerns about empty shop fronts in the City Centre. This is a problem for all City and Town centres across the UK. I will work to help find solutions to this ongoing issue in our own area.

"Locally, I will work to help ensure that facilities and services are equally available and provided, in line with available funds, throughout Perth City North, as well as seeking to deal with other issues in the ward, such as parking and problems with The Lade.

"I look forward to working with my colleagues at the Council to improve our city and our residents lives within it.

"My priorities for Perth City North

1.  Campaigning to ensure we attract more businesses to Perth.

2.  Working to ensure that all children are given the best education. Ensuring open spaces are well maintained to encourage recreation. Delivering improved community facilities in Letham, Tulloch    and Hillyland.

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

4.  Addressing parking and traffic problems in Auld Bond Road and other hot-spots.

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 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 John Duff

John was elected as the Councillor for the Highland Ward of Perth and Kinross Council in a by-election on 20 April 2018 and is currently Deputy Group Leader for the Conservative Administration. A former Police Superintendent, John was born and brought up in Aberfeldy, went to school at Breadalbane Academy, studied at the University of Glasgow and joined Strathclyde Police in 1981. He retired from the police after 30 years’ service and returned to Aberfeldy.

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.