Perth and Kinross-shire Constituency

Helen McDade

PPC – Helen McDade

Email:  [email protected]

 

Biography:

Who am I?

I grew up in the far north of Scotland and, apart from a year in Kent, I have lived, worked and brought up my family in different parts of Scotland – firstly as a veterinary surgeon and latterly working for environmental charities on public affairs and media.  These varied experiences have given me a broad view of the needs of Scottish people and has led me to want to work for improved lives and communities locally.

Why I am standing as the Reform Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Perth and Kinross-shire

I have lived in beautiful rural Perthshire for twenty years and I’m well aware of the challenges in rural areas. In recent years, we’ve seen the loss of post offices and police stations, poor public transport, and a drastic need for housing and jobs to help young people remain in the area. Perth city centre needs regeneration and Reform’s small business policies would encourage new entrepreneurs.

Standing up for local and national concerns

I have an active and successful campaigning record, including leading a campaign to protect our wild peatlands, particularly from industrial energy projects – such as the proposed 200m turbines in Kinross-shire.  I have also brought specific health concerns to the attention of politicians so I know how both parliaments function and how to influence.

Reform’s policies on key issues are needed to revive our economy and restore healthy communities.

Brexit

Brexit was a great opportunity to make our own decisions and that promise needs to be delivered on.  Forgetting that they were elected to “Get Brexit Done”, the Conservative government has made little effort to throw off the EU’s shackles such as the supposed scrapping of 4,000 needless EU laws.

Net Zero – we must abolish the Net Zero targets which have a stranglehold on our economy.

Income tax – Reform would remove Income Tax from those earning less than £20,000 a year.

Tax Reform – The UK has the longest tax code in the world, is currently in excess of 20,000 pages. It has more than trebled in size since 1997!

Perth and Kinross-shire Constituency

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Perth and Kinross-shire Constituency Information

Electorate: 75,339

Wards:

  • Carse of Gowrie
  • Strathmore
  • Strathtay
  • Strathearn
  • Strathallan

 

  • Almond and Earn
  • Perth City South
  • Perth City North
  • Perth City Centre
  • Kinross-shire