Councillor Peter Convery was first elected onto South Ayrshire Council at the 1999 elections and represents the Troon ward.Outside of his work at the council, Peter enjoys ornithology, orienteering, prison visiting and also his work with the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.
Martin Dowey was one of 3 new Scottish Conservative Councillors elected to serve Ayr West in the 2017 South Ayrshire Council Elections. He is also elected to be the leader of the Conservative Group in the council.
Ian Fitzsimmons was elected to serve Girvan and South Carrick in the 2017 South Ayrshire Council Elections. He has previously served as a local councillor in the area between 1999-2012. Ian has been active in various local groups including the Girvan Flower Show and the Attractions Association.
Councillor Hugh Hunter was first elected onto South Ayrshire Council at the 1999 local election, representing Prestwick St Cuthberts and Monkton (1999-2007) and now represents the Prestwick ward (2007-present). He has served many different positions during his time as councillor, including a period serving as council leader. Over his 20 years as a coucillor, Hugh has stood up for a range of issues in Prestwick from protecting local facilities and services, to supporting groups operating in the area. When he isn't hard at work representing his area, Hugh enjoys golf, watching sports on tv and is an active churchgoer.
Councillor Mary Kilpatrick was first elected to South Ayrshire Council in the 1999 local elections in the Ayr Masonhill ward - gaining the seat from Labour - and has remained an elected member since representing the Ayr East ward (2007-present).During her 20 years in the council, Mary has served as Deputy Provost and Chair of the General Purposes Panel and sat on various other boards and panel. She has supported investment in local schools, and has campaigned for the reinstate of the layout of Holmston Rd.
Derek McCabe was one of 3 new Conservative Councillors elected to serve Ayr West in the 2017 South Ayrshire Council Elections. Before becoming a councillor, Derek worked as a press and PR photographer. Derek has also worked as a staff nurse in the NHS.
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