David May

Scottish Lib Dem Councillor for Montrose Learn more

Health and Social Care Meeting at Montrose YM

by davidmay on 17 February, 2017

The health and social care event in the Montrose YM this week was very informative and I learned a lot about the various services available in our area. My thanks to all who ran the various information sessions as I gained a great insight into not only the services available but also how they operated […]

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Angus Council Cuts now and in the future

by davidmay on 16 February, 2017

I pointed out at the council meeting today that the council were using £2.1 million of their reserves to limit the amount of the savage cuts,  that were being made. However, it was clear that this  use of reserves could not be repeated and was a one off. I asked if the Scottish Government insisted on […]

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Increases in council tax – an unfair system

by davidmay on 16 February, 2017

Angus Council passed their budget today and one aspect of this is that the council tax in Angus has increased by 3% across the board. However,  it is the case that about 1 in 4 council tax payers have to pay a much higher increase in their council tax and this is not due to the […]

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Angus Council budget passed

by davidmay on 16 February, 2017

The Angus Council budget was passed today and I was disappointed that the SNP made comments that the cuts which they were making were the fault of the UK government. I pointed out at the meeting that the Scottish Government, from their own figures, received an increase this year  in both their revenue and capital […]

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Lib Dems successes in by elections.

by davidmay on 11 February, 2017

This bid for UK and Scottish Government funding has the potential to attract about 15,000 jobs to our county and is the most exciting economic possibility for growth I have ever seen in Angus. This is particularly important to us due to the present and ongoing decline in jobs stemming from the oil industry. In […]

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Mulberry Unit closure

by davidmay on 7 February, 2017

It is has been made clear by Tayside Health Board that the temporary closure of the Mulberry unit is due to the lack of mental health staff, and this is a national issue.  I therefore, urge the Scottish Health Minister to take action on this by recruiting more staff and I have contacted her about […]

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During negotiations on this year’s Scottish Budget, Willie Rennie discovered that the mental health situation in Scotland was much worse than even he had thought. He told activists yesterday at the Kickstart training day in Perth: Look at the terrible record of this SNP Government on mental health. They let the share of the budget […]

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Concern about support for local groups in Angus

by davidmay on 5 February, 2017

My comments about the council report on the changed system Angus council have changed the community grant scheme, which I helped to usher in several years ago, and which has given support to many community groups in Angus over the years as they could bid for grants of up to £5,000 for very worthwhile projects and […]

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Progress for Montrose South Regeneration project

by davidmay on 4 February, 2017

Policy and Resources Council  Committee report on the Montrose South Regeneration project I commented at the committee ” I am delighted to see that there has been considerable progress made on  the Montrose South Regeneration project which is the area at the north of our harbour and leading to GSK.  Although it has taken longer […]

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