Listening to our communities

Like many people living locally, I have grown tired of watching the Scottish Government ignore the needs and concerns of our communities. I firmly believe that decisions affecting our area should be taken as close to home as possible.

I am therefore disappointed that we have seen so many key decisions on education, local planning and our police taken in isolationĀ in Edinburgh without proper local consultation.

I will listen to and speak out on behalf of local people and you can be sure that I will always put the needs of Dumfriesshire first.