Dianne to stand for council elections

Diane Beagrie has been selected as candidate for next years council elections for the Peterhead North and Rattray ward.

Diane Beagrie has been selected as candidate for next years council elections for the Peterhead North and Rattray ward.

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The Scottish Conservative and Unionist party has selected Dianne Beagrie as its candidate for next year’s council elections for the Peterhead North and Rattray ward.

Dianne is well-known in the local community, in particular through her work with Peterhead Boys’ Football Club.

Diane has lived in Peterhead all her life and is married with three children. The 45 year-old has been a staunch campaigner for better sports facilities for young people in the Buchan town.

The Scottish Conservatives in the North East are hoping to continue a run of positive results after securing five MSPs in May’s Holyrood elections and winning two Aberdeenshire Council by-elections last week.

Diane said: “I am delighted to have been selected to contest next year’s council elections.

“I am a local candidate with strong links to the area and I want to stand up for Peterhead and ensure that this part of Aberdeenshire is not ignored.

“I think we have seen over the past week that people in this area are responding to the Scottish Conservatives as the only party who can beat the SNP.

“We will be opposing SNP plans to raise council tax for 41% of households in Aberdeenshire and send the majority of the extra income to the Central Belt.”

Aberdeenshire Council Conservative group leader Jim Gifford said: “We want to build on the momentum for our party in the north east that has built up since the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014, our success in the Scottish Parliament election earlier this year and the fantastic by-election wins in Banff and Inverurie.

“Diane is a very strong local candidate, who understands the issues facing Peterhead and the needs of the town and its people.

“She has experience in campaigning for improvements to local services and would be a great addition to our team of Scottish Conservative councillors in Aberdeenshire.”