A Blackburn resident is bidding to be elected as an independent in East Garioch.
Amanda Clark, 26, a graduate of Aberdeen University said: “I am not a member of any political party but have become increasingly interested in local government over the past two years.
“I recently attended a Council meeting in Woodhill House and was struck by two things; firstly there are no Aberdeenshire councillors under the age of forty and secondly, the complete lack of any influence over the business of the council by Martin Ford.
She continued: “I would strive to ensure that opportunities which would benefit the residents of East Garioch are not missed. It seems to me that being seen as anti-business, anti-AWPR, anti-airport, anti-car, anti-council does little to help local people. There are big issues to address in East Garioch particularly in relation to primary schools, community facilities, transport and housing development.
“If elected I will work with whichever parties are running the Council to achieve the best outcomes for local people while challenging the decisions of the council where necessary. I hope that people will support me and ensure a strong voice for the people of Kintore, Blackburn, Newmachar, Kinellar and surrounding communities.”