Commitment to protect Aboyne Hospital

Scottish Conservative Alexander Burnett has hailed his party’s commitment to delivering for Aberdeenshire West.

By Dawn Renton
Thursday, 29th April 2021, 7:14 am
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 7:14 am
Mr Burnett is pledging a health guarantee to protect rural hospitals.
Mr Burnett is pledging a health guarantee to protect rural hospitals.

The candidate for Aberdeenshire West says the pledges from party leader Douglas Ross show the Scottish Conservatives will put rural areas at the heart of decision making.

Mr Burnett is also pledging a local health guarantee to protect rural hospitals such as Aboyne to ensure patients across Deeside have access to services in their local community.

He said: “I am proud to be supporting my party’s rural manifesto. These wide-ranging policies outlined by Douglas Ross will deliver certainty for our farmers and the agricultural sector and help create jobs and protect vital public services in Aberdeenshire West.

“Our rural communities should be at the heart of the decision making-process. By guaranteeing a fair funding deal for our councils and investing millions in community growth, we have a plan to rebuild our economy in Deeside.

“That is where all our focus should be right now - on our recovery from Covid which has devastated our rural residents and businesses.

“If elected to represent Aberdeenshire West, I will be a strong voice for the needs of our rural areas.

“Only by giving your party list vote on the peach ballot to the Scottish Conservatives will you guarantee a Parliament that is fully focused on rebuilding our rural communities, rather than trying to break them up with another referendum under an SNP majority.”