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Cllr Peter Barrett

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Peter Barrett

>> Council Group Leader / Perth City Centre Councillor

16 Corsiehill Road, Perth PH2 7BZ

01738 475090* (landline)

01738 571527** (landline)

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Peter is our Council Group Leader.

Peter is also currently Recruitment & Press Officer of the Local Party.

On the Council, he represents Ward 12 (Perth City Centre) and is Convener of the Housing & Communities Committee.

In addition, Peter leads the Scottish Liberal Democrats Group on COSLA (Convention Of Scottish Local Authorities).

Peter has strong roots in the Fair City and is married to our Local Party Membership Secretary, Liz, with whom he has two adult sons (who attended Perth High School). He was first elected to Perth & Kinross Council in 2003 and subsequently re-elected in 2007, 2012 (when he became Group Leader) and 2017. He was Convener of the Council's Housing and Health Committee during 2007-2012 and became Convener of the Housing and Communities Committee following the 2017 Council elections. The main issues which Peter is passionate about are Affordable Housing, Tackling Homelessness, Elderly Care, Adult Social Care & Young Carers.

Peter has a record of action as a hard-working and effective campaigner. He spearheaded two massive local campaigns to save Perth from the Shore Road Incinerator and for Perth to gain Fair Trade status. An active champion for better care for the elderly and affordable housing, he kick-started the building of the first new Council houses for a generation. Peter has also stood as one of our parliamentary candidates several times, for elections to both Westminster and Holyrood.

He is an elder at St Matthew's Church on Tay Street in Perth and his hobbies include cycling, hillwalking & sudokhu puzzles.

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