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Moffat mum sets sights on council seat

A MOFFAT mum has launched a mission to help make public services more responsive to the needs of her home area.

Political newcomer Lynne Davis has been named as a candidate for the Scottish Conservatives in the Annandale North ward at the May 5 council election.

Her back-to-basics list of objectives for the area features improved roads maintenance, education investment, halting the decline of public assets such as parks, improving and protecting GP surgeries together with wider health, care and social services.

Championing locally-based policing, she wants more done to tackle anti-social behaviour whilst also backing less centralisation by the Scottish Government and Dumfries and Galloway Council by delivering services more tailored to local needs.

A native of Moffat, Lynne lives in the town with her family and in her spare time enjoys the countryside, taking her cocker spaniel on walks and baking at home.

Educated at Moffat Academy and at Dumfries and Galloway College, her varied career, includes working in the local forestry sector, and, significantly, more than 18 years experience as a full-time advisor and project worker with Citizens Advice, based in Annan and Dumfries.

She is currently a case-worker at the Moffat constituency offices of Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell.

Following her selection, she said: “Moffat feels neglected by the council and needs a strong local voice to speak out for our area. I really enjoy helping people and see this, my first venture into politics, as another avenue to achieve that.

“I realise, if elected, there will be a lot of hard work and challenges, such as making the most of limited budgets, but I would do my utmost if local people put their trust in me.

“Dumfries and Galloway covers a huge area and I do not believe the one-size-fits-all approach is working for places like Moffat and Beattock.”

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