Cllr David Alston and the Highland Liberal Democrats have welcomed local campaigner Dr Jean Davis as their prospective candidate for the Aird & Loch Ness council by-election, to be held on Thursday 8th October.
Dr Davis recently retired from medical practice and now works part time at St Andrew’s Cathedral, volunteers at her local church, and has recently completed a degree in Humanities through the Open University.
Following medical training she worked in private industry promoting Health and Safety internationally and continued part time medical work alongside work in the voluntary sector (working to reduce suicide) and doing voluntary work - including as an adviser for the Citizens Advice Bureau.
David Alston, leader of the Highland Lib Dems on the council, said: “Jean will be an excellent councillor for Aird and Loch Ness. If she is elected I know that she will work for the local communities, and bring the focus of the Council to the issues that matter most to the area - like fixing roads, improving flood defences, and helping bring tourism and investment to village centres.
“I look forward to seeing Jean join our team of Lib Dems on the Highland Council. Her experience and commitment to her community will benefit both her ward and the wider Highlands."
Incumbent Lib Dem councillor for Aird & loch Ness, Hamish Wood, added: "I would be delighted to work alongside Jean as a Councillor - she has so much to offer the community and her past experience would certainly set her in good stead.
“Jean cares deeply about our area and is willing to work hard to represent local people - I can't think of a better candidate for Aird and Loch Ness."
Commenting on her selection, Dr Davis said: “It is a huge honour for me to be given the opportunity to represent Aird and Loch Ness on the Highland Council.
“Everyone wants councillors with the right priorities for our area. That is what people are saying to me on the doorstep. I will always do my best to speak up on the issues that really matter to local people.
“I want to see the council spending more time on key issues like the local roads and making the most of our village centres, but I also want councillors who will stand up to the SNP Government and get them to do more to bring investment to the Highlands.