Ian Yuill

Liberal Democrat councillor for Mannofield, Airyhall, Braeside, Broomhill, Garthdee, Kaimhill and Ruthrieston Learn more

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Ian Yuill – standing up for you and for our area

Photo of Ian Yuill and young ladyAs local councillor for our area, Ian Yuill’s top priority has always been to stand up for local people and for our area.

Ian says: “It is a huge privilege to represent our area – my home – on the city council. My top priority has always been standing up for local people and for our area.

“If I am re-elected on Thursday 4th May I will continue to speak up strongly for all local residents. I will continue to always put local people and local interests first.

“I will also continue to be regularly available to deal with problems and complaints, hold regular local surgeries and keep in touch through Focus newsletters, my e-mail newsletters and letters to residents.”

Working for investment in crumbling roads and pavements

Photo of Ian Yuill at potholeIan Yuill and the Liberal Democrats believe repairing Aberdeen’s crumbling roads and pavements must be given a higher priority.

“Under Labour and the Conservatives the state of our city’s roads and pavements has got worse,” says Ian Yuill. “Yet they have repeatedly rejected carefully costed Liberal Democrat proposals to invest in tackling this problem.

“As our area’s local councillor I will continue to work for more to be invested in repairing roads and pavements.”

Providing the best education

Photo of teacher and childrenIan Yuill and the Liberal Democrats want more investment in schools and education.

Earlier this year Ian Yuill and Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors proposed investing an extra £2.5 million in our children’s education. That is the equivalent of £111 for every school pupil. Sadly the Labour, Conservative and Independent councillors who currently control the council rejected this plan.

Ian says: “The Liberal Democrats’ commitment to education is clear. When we led Aberdeen City Council it built 10 new schools – including Airyhall and Kaimhill Schools here in our area. I am determined to do all I can to ensure the council provides the best possible education for every single child in our city.”

Campaigning for safer streets

Photo of Ian Yuill at South Anderson Drive pedestrian crossingLocal councillor Ian Yuill is leading the campaign to get Scottish Government agency Transport Scotland to improve safety at the pedestrian crossings and traffic lights on South Anderson Drive and Anderson Drive.

Ian is also:

  • Working with residents for action to tackle “rat running” on unsuitable residential roads
  • Pressing for an end to HGVs using local residential roads as through routes
  • Backing calls for 20mph speed limits on residential roads where that is supported by local residents

“Both the council and Transport Scotland need to listen to residents and act to tackle these problems,” says Ian.

Fighting for a fair deal for Aberdeen

Photo of Ian Yuill and TV cameraIan Yuill will continue to fight for a fair deal for Aberdeen from the SNP Scottish Government.

Ian says: “It is time the SNP Scottish Government gave Aberdeen a fair deal and ended their bias towards the central belt.

“It costs just as much to employ a teacher or fill a pothole here in Aberdeen as it does elsewhere in Scotland. Despite that, year-after-year, the SNP Government gives Aberdeen less money per resident than any other council area in Scotland. It is a disgrace.”

Opposing another divisive independence referendum

As Ian Yuill and his team have been calling round, people have told them time and again that they do not want another divisive Scottish independence referendum.

“People have told me they want to see the SNP Scottish Government get on with its ‘day job’ of improving education, properly funding our NHS and tackling the social care crisis – not spending time focused on another divisive independence referendum,” says Ian.