Local Farmer sets his sights on another tilt at Council

THE MORAY CONSERVATIVE party has revealed another of their candidates for the forthcoming local council elections in May.

Tim Eagle has been selected to stand in the Buckie ward – the second time he has sought election in that part of Moray having contested a by-election.

Tim is known to insideMoray readers as an occasional feature writer – as a candidate in an election, however, he will stand down from that role until after May.

He said: “After standing in 2015 in the Buckie by-election I am delighted to again seek an opportunity to serve the people of this area.

“Moray council faces tough times ahead and I believe as a young family man I can help bring representation to the council to protect and enhance our local facilities and services.

“I want to see Buckie and the surrounding communities move from strength to strength over the next few years and want to use my diverse experience to ensure council services are truly meeting the needs of local people and make sure their views are heard.”

Tim has a small farm in Drybridge where he lives with GP wife Rachel and their three children. While also working as a farming consultant, he is a member of his local community council and the parent teacher association of his children’s school.

He has said that Education, Social care and leisure facilities are amongst his priorities: “I am acutely aware of the benefits of having local schools, swimming pools, sports clubs and more in this area. My family and myself use these facilities weekly and I want to ensure that despite financial constraints we protect them.

“We are fortunate to live in a lovely area. As well as Buckie the ward includes Portessie, Findochty, Buckpool and many smaller but equally important communities, and if elected will do my best to protect the villages and countryside from developments and cuts, which may not be best, suited to rural Moray.”

Welcoming Tim to the Tory team at the election, local MSP and outgoing Councillor, Douglas Ross, said: “I’m delighted that Tim has been selected as our candidate in the Buckie ward. He is very aware of the challenges which the area faces in the coming years and if elected his knowledge and experience will make him an asset to the local authority.

“The council will benefit from people like Tim who understand the needs of local people and businesses and I look forward to working closely with him on the issues that matter to this area.”

Tim added that he would be delighted to hear from local people via Email to tim4buckie@gmail.com, via his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TimEagleBuckie or his website at www.timeaglebuckie.wordpress.com.