Liberal Democrats pick Anne to contest Central Buchan ward

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Mintlaw resident Anne Simpson has been selected as the Scottish Liberal Democrats’ candidate for the Central Buchan ward in the forthcoming local government election.

Anne is “delighted” to be a candidate for Central Buchan and feels she is well placed to serve the rural communities in the area on Aberdeenshire Council.

She is already a member of Mintlaw & District Community Council, a member of the Banff & Buchan College Board and of Youth Link Scotland, the national youth work agency. A volunteer with the Book of Deer project in the summer months, she is a former chairperson of Pitfour Primary School PTA.

Brought up in Bannockburn, after leaving Stirling University in the 70s her early career was at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen where she undertook research for a PhD. There she met husband Colin, a “Peterheid loon”.

Anne and Colin made their home in Mintlaw to be close to her work as Senior Community Education Worker.

She spent six years in this role, getting to know the Central Buchan area and its communities very well.

From 2002 she worked as Aberdeenshire Council’s Community Learning & Development Manager.

Anne says: “I believe there is a strong community identity in this area that could be harnessed in partnership with the council and other agencies to better develop alternative approaches to service delivery and improve the quality of life.

“I hope to do that by being part of a stronger Lib Dem team within the council.”