The Freeport, Education and Childcare are Tain Candidate’s Top Priorities
Veronica Morrison has been selected as the Scottish Conservative’s candidate to contend the Tain Ward Council seat in the by-election set for 28th September 2023.
The selection was announced by Councillor Helen Crawford, leader of the Conservative Group on Highland Council.
Veronica Morrison said:
“I love Tain and Easter Ross and I want to work hard on behalf of its people. It is important we get all the attention we deserve and need from Highland Council.”
“My priorities are the local economy, education, and affordable childcare.
“The Freeport is going to have a huge impact here and I want to ensure we get our infrastructure and facilities – surgeries, schools, transport, housing – ready for its arrival.
“I will work with local people and Nigg Energy Park to make sure that the new development (if approved) will benefit the community as a whole, providing sustainable jobs to retain our young people in the area.
“Everyone is delighted that finally the Tain Campus is being rebuilt but there are still many issues that need to be resolved and I will work with parents and the community to make sure their voices are heard.
“I will also be continuing my campaign work with Councillor Helen Crawford on the Conservative campaign to achieve fair funding for childcare. Last year we reversed a proposed rates freeze on the amount payable to private nurseries and childminders across Highland. This meant that many nurseries were able to keep their lights on over the winter months. If elected, I will work with Helen and do everything I can to ensure our children get the best education possible from nursery through to secondary school. And that our two nurseries in Tain and the others across the Ward get a fair rate for the work they do so they can continue operating.”
Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross MP MSP commented how he was delighted that such a committed and hard-working local person was standing to represent the Tain Ward and he looked forward to campaigning with Veronica, along with his fellow Highland Conservative MSPs Edward Mountain and Jamie Halcro Johnston.
Councillor Crawford, leader of the Conservative Group on the Highland Council said:
“Veronica Morrison is just the candidate Tain and Easter needs in the upcoming by-election.
“She is hardworking, down to earth and intends to work full time as a Councillor.
“That level of commitment will be vital given the massive changes we expect to see in our area with the proposed Cromarty Firth Freeport.
“If elected, Veronica will take a place on the Council’s Freeport Governance and Steering Group, which means she can make the case for Tain and Easter Ross at the highest level.
“It is crucial that a Councillor from the Tain Ward sits on that Group and ensures that our needs are fully considered.”