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Cllr Peter Barrett

Peter is the Recruitment & Press Officer and Council Group Leader of Perth & Kinross Liberal Democrats. He is our Councillor for Ward 12 (Perth City Centre) and Convener of the Council's Housing & Communities Committee.

Peter also leads the Scottish Liberal Democrat Group on COSLA (Convention Of Scottish Local Authorities).

Peter Barrett

Contact Details

Address: 16 Corsiehill Road, Perth PH2 7BZ

Phone: 01738 475090 (Council) / 01738 571527 (Home)

Email: peterbarrett@perthlibdems.org.uk


Peter has strong roots in the Fair City and is married to our Local Party Treasurer, 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 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.