COUNCILLORS

Most VOTES and most COUNCILLORS*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

► 19 of the SNP's 25 candidates were elected on May 4 -- making it easily the most popular party in the city.

► The composition of the new Council is:  SNP 19;  Con. 11;  Lab. 9;  Lib. Dem. 3;  Ind. 3.  Total=45.

► The Tories, Labour and Independents joined forces to set up an anti-SNP coalition on May 17.  One member who had been elected as a Liberal decided to become an Independent.   *Full election results are at the foot of this page.

 SNP Manifesto:  Click on:--  https://www.dropbox.com/s/9tlot4z90f9ult9/Manifesto.pdf?dl=0      ...

 Our priorities:  Invest in Council housing, use public money responsibly, improve local facilities, recruit more teachers and improve transport links. 

 

          ABERDEEN'S 19 SNP COUNCILLORS

♦ Ward 1:  Dyce, Bucksburn & Danestone ♦

Cllr. Neil MacGregor.

A retired civil servant, Neil was educated at Stirling High School and Falkirk Tech. He and his wife Sue have lived in the area since 1993. His emphatic by-election win in May 2011 resulted in the SNP becoming the largest group in Aberdeen City Council for the first time. Since then, Neil has helped many folk with local issues. But he was unable to stop the Council from unnecessarily demolishing the historic Strathcona House. Neil is keen to see further improvements in local schools, and a reduction in traffic congestion. In his spare time he enjoys curling.  

Tel.: 01224 522412     E-mail: nmacgregor@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

Cllr. Gill Samarai.

Gill was educated at Bridge of Don Academy and has been a local Councillor since 2012. She has a special interest in local, social and health issues, and has fought to see improvements in local open spaces, infrastructure and housing complexes. In addition, Gill has supported fundraising for school libraries, and campaigns for safe routes for pupils.  Married to Laith, she has many hobbies, including current affairs, modern history and live music. Gill strives to work on behalf of all people in the ward.  

Tel.: 01224 346613     E-mail: gsamarai@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

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♦ Ward 2:  Bridge of Don ♦

Cllr. Sandy Stuart.

Sandy was educated at Hilton Secondary School, and has been a local Councillor since 2012. His  career began at his parents' Don View bar in Ellon Road.  He followed this with work as a plumber, sales representative and taxi driver. Sandy lives in Bridge of Don, and has four grown-up children and four grandchildren. He is passionate about providing help and support to folk living in the area, and will continue to put local issues first. In his spare time, Sandy enjoys playing golf and watching football.  

Tel.: 01224 346610       E-mail: sandystuart@aberdeencity.gov.uk  

 

Cllr. Alison Alphonse.

Alison lives in Bridge of Don, and aims to continue the great record of her mother, Baillie Muriel Jaffrey, who retired in May 2017 after serving as the local Councillor for 18 years.  Alison now works as the sales manager for the Scottish Home Show, following over two decades with Aberdeen Journals and a publisher. She has two grown-up daughters, and is delighted to represent the area she calls home. Like her mother, she will make sure that the voices of the people in the area are heard loud and clear in the Town House.  

Tel.: 01224 346628     E-mail: aalphonse@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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♦ Ward 3:  Kingswells, Sheddocksley & Summerhill ♦

Cllr. David Cameron.

David is a former chairman of NHS Grampian and the local Councillor since 2012. He studied at the University of Aberdeen, followed by ten years as a lecturer. He then set up his own Food Safety Training Consultancy, and became a member of the UK board of the Food Standards Agency. The SNP spokesman for Health & Social Care in the Council, David is passionate about ensuring that everyone receives the level of care they deserve. He is campaigning to retain and improve bus services in Kingswells, and will continue to put the area first. 

Tel.: 01224 346612     E-mail: dacameron@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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♦ Ward 4:  Northfield & Mastrick North ♦

Cllr. Jackie Dunbar.

Born in Peterhead and educated in Elgin, Jackie has lived in Middlefield for many years. First elected for the ward in 2007, she was Depute Provost in 2009-12 and SNP Group Leader in 2015-16. Jackie worked with others to save Bramble Brae Primary from amalgamating with Quarryhill Primary School: has succeeded in having a number of roads in the ward resurfaced, and is fighting for the rights of those householders affected by the new link road at the Haudagain junction. She will continue to fight for the area in the Town House.  

Tel.: 01224 522522     E-mail: jdunbar@aberdeencity.gov.uk                    

 

Cllr. Ciaran McRae.

Ciaran first trained in specialised fine woodworking at Aberdeen College, prior to a move into the oil and gas sector. He gained an interest in politics during his key role for the Yes campaign in the 2014 Independence Referendum, and is now a Parliamentary Assistant to one of the city's MSPs. He is also a volunteer lifeboat crew member with the RNLI in Aberdeen. Ciaran is passionate about social justice; will do everything he can to improve the lives of folk living in the ward, and will always stand up for them in the Town House. He will also press for real investment in Council housing in the area. 

Tel: 01224 346630     E-mail: cimcrae@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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♦ Ward 5:  Hilton, Woodside & Stockethill ♦

Cllr. Neil Copland.

The local SNP Councillor since 2015, Neil has focused his time and energy in delivering for the ward. He served as a police officer in Aberdeen and London, before being employed as a Housing Officer with Aberdeen City Council for 19 years. He has been heavily involved in assisting tenants' groups and individuals with problems they have raised; and helped to organise the "Woodside 125" celebrations, which marked the suburb's anniversary as part of the City of Aberdeen. Neil will continue to put Hilton, Woodside & Stockethill first. 

Tel.: 01224 346054     E-mail: NeilCopland@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

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♦ Ward 6:  Tillydrone, Seaton & Old Aberdeen ♦

Cllr. Jim Noble.

Jim was educated at Causewayend Primary School and Aberdeen Academy. After a period in the construction industry, he spent many years with Aberdeen Harbour Board. He was first elected for the ward in 2007. Jim is a former chairman of the not-for-profit Aberdeen Heat & Power Co. Ltd. which, since 2003, has provided inexpensive heat for many of the city's homes. Jim is passionate about improving the lives of those living in the area, and will work to ensure that there is real investment in Council housing.  

Tel.: 01224 522051      E-mail: jimnoble@aberdeencity.gov.uk                                      

 

Cllr. Alex McLellan.

Originally from Edinburgh, Alex has lived in the city since 2012, following graduation in Politics & Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. He is currently a Parliamentary Assistant to Kevin Stewart MSP, dealing with constituents' enquiries and issues. This has already allowed him to provide help and support for folk in Tillydrone, Seaton & Old Aberdeen. Alex is passionate about education, and will work to ensure that the new Tillydrone Primary School is built on time and on budget. He will seek to ensure that local folk receive the representation they deserve.  

Tel.: 01224 346633     E-mail: amclellan@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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♦ Ward 7:  Midstocket & Rosemount ♦

Cllr. Bill Cormie.

Bill was born in Aberdeen and has lived in the ward for 25 years. A local SNP councillor since 2007, he is a former Depute Provost; a Burgess of Aberdeen; patron of the Grampian Youth Orchestra; Governor of Robert Gordon's College, and a Baillie of Bennachie. For some years, Bill has worked with parents, teachers, pupils and sheltered housing residents to plant no fewer that 90,000 bulbs in the area. Bill will always put Midstocket & Rosemount first. 

Tel.: 01224 523022     E-mail: bcormie@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

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♦ Ward 8:  George Street & Harbour ♦

Cllr. Michael Hutchison.

A local councillor since winning a by-election in Oct. 2015, Michael is the SNP's Infrastructure spokesperson in Aberdeen City Council. He studied law and economics at the University of Aberdeen; served with the UN in Cyprus as an army reservist; currently works as a Parliamentary Assistant to Kevin Stewart MSP; and lives in the ward. In the last 17 months, Michael has delivered a new pavement in Merkland Road; new street lighting in Sunnybank; harbour wall repairs at Fittie, and fought against a BT yard development in Froghall Terrace. 

Tel.: 01224 346619     E-mail: mihutchison@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

Cllr. Dell Henrickson.

Born and bred in the city, Dell was educated at Bridge of Don Academy, and graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1982. He served in the RAF for nine years, stationed in the UK, Germany and Saudi Arabia. After leaving the service, he continued to work for BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia, whilst maintaining his home in Aberdeen. Dell is a passionate Dons supporter and a keen backer of the new Cruyff Court in Catherine Street, which allows folk of all ages to enjoy football in a modern, safe environment. Dell will fight for further investment in community facilities in the area. 

Tel.: 01224 346635     E-mail: dhenrickson@aberdeencity.gov.uk                                     

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♦ Ward 9:  Lower Deeside ♦

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♦ Ward 10:  Hazlehead, Ashley & Queen's Cross ♦

Cllr. John Cooke.

John has extensive experience in business, having held a number of positions in the life sciences, financial services and telecommunications industries. He currently runs his own consultancy, and has served on a Scottish Government committee dealing with inward investment. A friend of the Gordon Highlander Museum, John is also a member of the vestry of St. Mary's Carden Place, where he and his wife were married. John will utilise his experience to help ensure Aberdeen supports the offshore oil industry, whilst also diversifying its economy. 

Tel.: 01224 346639     E-mail: jcooke@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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♦ Ward 11:  Airyhall, Broomhill & Garthdee ♦

Cllr. Gordon Townson.

Gordon has lived in Aberdeen for 40 years, 30 of them as a police officer. His duties included dealing with fatalities and serious incidents in the offshore oil industry. Latterly, he has been a Police Education Liaison Officer, focusing on issues such as drug education and racial harmony. Since winning a by-election in 2011, he has concentrated on these and other issues. Gordon helped facilitate RGU's financial contribution towards free parking for Garthdee residents; launched the Spirit of the Community awards at Inchgarth Community Centre, and helped the local TLC foodbank expand its operations.  

Tel.: 01224 522554     E-mail: gtownson@aberdeencity.gov.uk                       

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♦ Ward 12:  Torry & Ferryhill ♦

Cllr. Christian Allard.

Born in Dijon, France and a proud EU national, Christian served as an SNP MSP for the North-East in 2013-16. He worked in the fishing industry for 20 years, principally for a seafood wholesaler and exporter based in Crombie Road, Torry.  For a time, Christian lived in nearby Menzies Road. He volunteers at the CFINE food charity in Poynernook Road, near the harbour. A widower, Christian has three children, the eldest of whom attends Torry Academy. Christian will work hard to improve the living standards of all in the ward.                                

Tel.: 01224 346642     E-mail: callard@aberdeencity.gov.uk                         

 

Cllr. Catriona Mackenzie.

Born and bred in Aberdeen, Catriona has spent a number of years working locally. A graduate of both of the city's universities, she spent a successful period working for Original 106 FM radio. She then pursued a career in communications and press within the energy, business and oil & gas sectors, before becoming a Parliamentary Assistant to Kevin Stewart MSP. Catriona believes that Aberdeen can flourish as a hub of cultural and business success, and will strive to ensure this happens.  

 

Tel.: 01224 346643     E-mail: cmackenzie@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

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♦ Ward 13:  Kincorth, Nigg & Cove ♦

Cllr. Stephen Flynn.

Stephen is the SNP Group Leader in Aberdeen City Council and, since winning a by-election in 2015, has focused on delivering for the area. He led the fight to save the Kincorth swimming pool, and backs fishermen over their access rights to Cove Harbour. He has also secured improved pavements in Tollohill; new signage in Arbroath Way--Mackay Road; police speed controls in Abbotswell Crescent and Leggart Terrace, and new grit bins in Corthan Crescent. Stephen also supports the building of a new bridge across the River Dee.  

Tel.: 01224 346052     E-mail: SFlynn@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

Cllr. Alex Nicoll.

Alex and his wife were both born and bred in Aberdeen. He was formerly a police officer, including service in Kincorth, and followed this with extensive experience in the legal profession. After winning a by-election in 2015, he was appointed as the SNP spokesman for Education in Aberdeen City Council, and was a representative of the Parent Council Forum. Alex will move to secure safe access for pupils attending the new Lochside Academy. He will also press for more investment in Council housing, community facilities and new schoolteachers. 

Tel.: 01224 522619     E-mail: anicoll@aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

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Local Government Elections :  4 May 2017 :  Results for ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL

 

 Party  Seats   +/--  Seats%   Votes   Votes%      +/--     
 SNP    19   +4     42.2   22,900      32.7     +1.4%
 Con.    11   +8    24.4   17,427    24.9   +15.2%
 Lab.     9   --8    20.0   12,496    17.8   --11.9%
 Lib.     4   --1      8.9   10,753    15.3     --0.1%
 Ind.          2   --1      4.4     5,195      7.4     --3.7%
 Green     0       0         0     1,538      2.3

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                   ### For results in all wards.  Click on:--  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberdeen_City_Council_election,_2017