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Date registered: March 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Get on with the day job — May 1, 2017
  2. Rothesay ready for a change — April 20, 2017
  3. Training for the future — April 10, 2017
  4. Ambitious plans for Rothesay Pavilion — April 7, 2017
  5. Candidates announced for May’s Council Elections — March 27, 2017

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May 01

Get on with the day job

It was a pleasure to be joined on Bute today by Shadow Secretary for Health, Donald Cameron MSP. As we spoke to local residents, the recurring theme was opposition to Indyref2, with people just wanting the SNP to get on with the day job. We discussed issues that were important to local residents, like residential care …

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Apr 20

Rothesay ready for a change

The team and I have been out delivering election addresses all over our beautiful island. We have been getting a great response from voters who say they are ready for a change. On 4th May, vote for a strong local candidate to who will work as part of a team for a better future.

Apr 10

Training for the future

Taking a short break from the campaign trail, Peter was in London at the weekend undertaking a Leadership in Public Life training course. The course, taking place at Conservative Campaign HQ, saw candidates and prospective candidates from all over the country meet to discuss the issues facing our nation, and work towards continuing their own individual …

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Apr 07

Ambitious plans for Rothesay Pavilion

Today I took the opportunity to visit Rothesay Pavilion to see the progress that had been made in the 1st phase of the restoration of the Grade A listed building. With the enabling works now completed, the 18 month project due to commence in the summer,  will restore many original features, including some features from the …

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Mar 27

Candidates announced for May’s Council Elections

Argyll and Bute Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party have announced the candidates who will be standing in each of the Councils 11 Wards in the upcoming elections in May. Association chairman, Sandy MacPherson said “Here in Argyll and Bute we have a realistic opportunity to increase the number of councillors. We are fielding candidates in …

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Feb 23


  Time and again we read in the local paper that development and progress are being hampered by senseless bureaucracy imposed by people who spend little or no time in our community but are quite happy to try to dictate what goes on. Not only is this behaviour damaging to our community it holds back …

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Feb 23


Broadband speeds which are getting faster generally seem to be getting slower on Bute. With ever more services being delivered online, we need a fast, reliable connection to the internet. Whether we want to video call with family, conference with colleagues or even access on demand content, our local exchange is not up to the …

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Feb 23

Rough Roads

Despite recent resurfacing works, more investment is needed in the island roads network. For too long Bute has not received its fair share of investment in our roads. This has to change. Please continue to report road faults to the Council on 01546 605 514, to demonstrate more needs to be done.

Sep 03


Argyll & Bute Council has been in a state of flux for too long. Infighting and political positioning has caused costly delays to the services which are delivered by Argyll & Bute Council. Vital decisions have been delayed because of a lack of co-operation within the Council chamber and progress on key outcomes is not …

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Sep 03


Scotland is stronger now and will be stronger in the future economically, politically, and socially as a partner in the United Kingdom. We don’t need uncertainty, instability, and barriers for our businesses. The UK is the world’s oldest and most successful single market and the UK has the oldest and most successful currency. In an …

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