Arthur Spurling was elected to serve the Kyle ward in the 2017 South Ayrshire Council Elections. He has been Chair of Dundonald Community Council between 1998-2017, with a three year break when he was elected as councillor for Dundonald, Loans and Southwood. Arthur is one of the two co-founders of the Kyle Rural Forum. His background is with the British Army, Regular and Reserve, completing 43 years service starting from the age of 15 in the Army Apprentice College training as a Vehicle Mechanic and finishing his service as Staff Officer, in the rank of Major. Arthur is heavily involved with volunteering work after having taught Technical work in 4 Primary Scholls and raising funds for projects such as the Scot Tech Bus and the Smugglers Trail.
Since being elected, Arthur has been standing up for issues that impact constituents in the Kyle villages including issues at the Tarbolton Landfill, Christmas Lights and funding for the villages.