Campaigns

Protecting Local Banking Services

Reduced bank services are a huge concern across Angus. I’m calling for the banks to work together to create rural banking hubs so that residents across Angus can continue to have a local bank branch in their town.

What do you think of local bank services?

Tackling Rural Crime

The rural nature of Angus means that we must contend with less common forms of crime. Fly-tipping, hare coursing, and stock theft all places needless pressure on our communities and services.

DELIVERED - Retain and Strengthen RM Condor

Ensuring that the Royal Marine base at RM Condor has a long term future of one of my key campaign pledges.

After tireless campaigning, I am delighted the the UK Government has guaranteed the future of RM Condor at Arbroath ahead of the government's Better Defense Estate Review.    

DELIVERED - Freezing Duty on Spirits

Angus is proud to be the home of a number of distilleries including Glencaddam and the Gin Bothy. I, along with my Conservative colleagues, once again campaigned successfully to ensure that this industry was protected from tax rises during this year’s budget.

 

DELIVERED - Fair Fuels for Rural Areas

Motorists in rural communities shouldn’t have to pay more for their fuel. That’s why as chairperson of the APPG for Fair Fuel I am calling for an independent price regulator to ensure that petrol and diesel prices are fair for rural communities. Sign the petition here!

Fighting for Angus Health Services

Stracathro, Whitehills and Arbroath Infirmary provide essential healthcare services to residents of Angus. It is unfair to expect residents in Angus to have to travel to Dundee for all their healthcare needs.

Better Broadband for Angus

Good quality connectivity is essential for individuals and businesses in the 21st century. It is unacceptable that almost 9,000 homes in Angus are still without superfast broadband.

Seasonal Agricultural Worker's Scheme

Angus produces almost one third one of soft fruit in Scotland and plays an important role in our local economy. That’s why I have campaigned for the introduction of a Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme to ensure that food producers have access to the labour they need.