David May

Scottish Lib Dem Councillor for Montrose Learn more

As a local councillor I agree with Willie Rennie , the Scottish Lib Dem leader that the FM must focus on economy not independence.  I have seen first hand in Angus Council, that we have faced cuts in key areas such as college places, schools budgets and staffing and adult and care services as well as […]

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Busy week

by davidmay on 19 August, 2016

In the last week I have been following up on issues raised with me about the Curly, the Borrowfield pond, a leaking pipe, a broken road sign, a disabled toilet, street lights not working, speeding and core paths in our area.

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Great work by YM in Montrose

by davidmay on 16 August, 2016

Communities committee today – my comments Report on youth work and youth engagement The work done by the YM is to be hugely commended as I am personally aware of both groups, of what they do through their youth café and the Friday Night Project at Borrowfield with young people. They have helped youngsters to […]

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Arbroath 2000 report – my comments I have been to the historic Arbroath Abbey with visitors from abroad and having also visited Melrose Abbey. As a result of being impressed with what Melrose offered to, I hope we can lobby Historic Scotland to make a visit to Arbroath Abbey even better by developing an audio […]

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Integrating the access office and library

by davidmay on 16 August, 2016

Integration of access office and library –  my comments today at the communities committee   I am delighted to see that at last the integration of the access offices and the libraries in some of our burghs,  is being achieved as this will not only enable better use of our council properties but will also […]

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Core paths in Montrose

by davidmay on 16 August, 2016

Angus Council core paths plan   – my comments at the Communities committee   Several constituents have raised with me both directly and through social media about the path from Charleton to Kinnaber, and the cycle way /path at Montrose airfield.   Furthermore , as a regular user of both paths I like many of my […]

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I must admit that Scottish Liberal Democrat business manager Mike Rumbles MSP is right to say that stacking Holyrood Committees with aides to government ministers fosters complacency and undermines democratic scrutiny. Mr Rumbles is set to table a series of parliamentary questions in an attempt to get a clear picture from the Scottish Government about the […]

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I have real concerns, like MSP Mike Rumbles, that unless the Scottish Government show leadership we will continue to lose billions of pounds of decommissioning work. As an Angus councillor I am aware that we have in recent years faced job losses in Angus in the oil industry and the Scottish Government must act so […]

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Angus report on teacher numbers and recruitment

by davidmay on 10 August, 2016

Children and Learning Committee   My comments on the report on teacher numbers and recruitment   It is concerning to see that there are vacancies in some of our primary and secondary schools at the start of the school year.   I asked that future reports on teacher numbers and recruitment give us details of where […]

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McArthur: SNP are letting police officers down

by davidmay on 3 August, 2016

Knowing the position in Angus I must agree with the comments by Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur MSP as he has warned SNP Ministers that they are letting down Police Officers and failing communities across Scotland as new figures revealed that officer numbers are at their lowest level since 2010. These figures follow […]

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