As my team and I have been speaking with people across the North East in person and on the phone over the last few months it has been very clear that people want the new Scottish Parliament and Government to focus on recovering from the pandemic, on improving education and on building a greener and more sustainable economy.
I see every day in my role as a local councillor the pandemic’s impact on businesses. Jobs have been lost or are at risk, some businesses have closed whist others face an uncertain future, and business owners are struggling to pay bills.
As MSP for the North East, I will always put recovery from the pandemic first.
Scotland’s education system used to be world leading. Shamefully, after 14 years of SNP Government, that is no longer the case. Our education system has slipped down international league tables at a time when having a well-educated workforce is vital for economic success.
As Vice Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee, I am passionate about improving education to give the North East’s young people the best possible start in life.
Climate change is a real threat to our future. It is vital that we work together to build a more sustainable and greener economy, reduce pollution and reduce cardon emissions. It is clear we need to ensure that the oil and gas industry is supported to play a key role in diversification and delivery of net zero carbon emissions.
As the mother of three children, I am determined to play my part in building a sustainable future for all our children’s sake. As an MSP I will work to deliver that.
As MSP for the North East I will always stand up for our area and put recovery first.