Gordon Tories’ candidate

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Gordon Conservatives have selected their candidate to contest the West Garioch ward at the council elections in May.

Patricia Oddie, who lives in Old Rayne, said she wants to give the community a strong voice on the local authority.

She added: “I want to make sure our communities get the services and attention that they need.

“A major part of being a good local councillor is listening to the concerns and views of local residents and in the coming weeks I will be knocking on doors and trying to meet as many local residents as possible.”

The West Garioch ward contains the communities of Insch, Kemnay, Old Rayne, Oyne, Chapel of Garioch, Auchleven, Whiteford, Durno, Meikle Wartle and Pitcaple.

North East Conservative MSP Dr Nanette Milne said: “Patricia is well known and liked across the area and is already known as someone who works within the local community.”