Feature: Meet the candidates – Billy Adams (Elgin City North)

insideMoray has extended an opportunity to all candidates in the May local council elections to state their hopes and plans for the next five years should they be elected. Today the first of those to do so is Independent candidate for Elgin City North, Billy Adams.

I AM BILLY ADAMS, born in Burns Country but proud of being an adopted Moravian since 1991 – I am standing as an Independent candidate for election to The Moray Council in Ward 6 (Elgin North).

As a genuinely Independent candidate, I can bring a Moray focussed approach to matters put before the Council, without central party direction, ensuring that your voice is represented. As a single man with no family commitments, I can guarantee that my full attention will be focussed on my constituents and what is good for Moray in general. Being your Councillor and serving our community will be my first priority.

I have worked in the Insurance Industry both locally and nationally for approaching 30 years and I bring a wealth of Business knowledge gained in The Private Sector, that I think Moray Council currently lacks.

I have the time, the motivation and compassion that I believe combines to bring a common-sense approach to help guide all of our vital Moray Communities to reconnect and rebuild from within. In my student days, I studied Accountancy in the Highlands at Inverness College and that provided me with sound Financial Literacy.

Moray faces difficult choices and as a Moray Councillor, I will not shirk from making those decisions. I can give you my personal guarantee that those tough choices will be undertaken with a caring view to what is best for the constituents of Moray, particularly those most vulnerable to any funding cuts.

I would like to see hard work and endeavour rewarded accordingly, so that local communities benefit from the rewards proportionately. I stand for helping and encouraging Communities to rebuild their local sense of identity from within and would work tirelessly to help that outcome.

I have never before been actively involved in politics locally or nationally and so I can promise true impartiality to all decision making should I be elected.

I have been involved with Moray Rugby Football Club since 1991. I am currently President, having sat on the Executive Committee for a number of years as player and administrator.

Active in many voluntary capacities locally, I relish the opportunity to roll my sleeves up and get involved in Community projects such as Marafun and the annual Fireworks Display. For recreation, I am a member of the Glen Moray Male Voice choir who also raise funds for charities in the Moray Area.

I look forward to the opportunity to engage with you personally during the election process and listening to the issues which are important to You.

Billy Adams will face five opponents in Elgin City North – Frank Brown (Conservative), Sandy Cooper, Paula Coy (SNP), Patsy Gowans (SNP) and Nick Taylor (Labour).

Candidates wishing to use this community news facility should contact editor@insidemoray.news.