Alan Reid

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Alan Reid
95 Alexandra Parade,
PA23 8AL
United Kingdom
Telephone: 01369 704840


Alan Reid MP
MP for Argyll & Bute

Alan Reid has been the MP for Argyll & Bute since 2001. He was born in Ayr and went to school at Prestwick Academy and Ayr Academy, then took a Maths degree at Strathclyde University. Before being elected to Parliament he worked as a computer systems analyst and served as a Councillor on Renfrew District for eight years. Alan joined the SDP in 1981 and became a founder member of the Liberal Democrats when the SDP and the Liberal Party joined together in 1988.

Record Of Delivery
Alan Reid has a strong record on delivering for the people of Argyll & Bute. He has supported the £700 cut in income tax and is campaigning to increase this to £800. He fought for and won a 5 year freeze in fuel duty and a 5 pence a litre fuel duty cut on the islands and remote mainland villages.

Following storms which caused great disruption to electricity supplies he won a rule change which gives consumers in the Highlands & Islands the same rights to compensation for loss of electricity supply as the rest of the country

He worked to secure the future of the Faslane Naval base and to bring all the country’s submarines to Faslane.

He has campaigned to save village post offices and secured a £20 million investment fund for small post offices.

He is campaigning to bring superfast broadband and mobile phone coverage to all parts of his vast constituency.

Among Alan’s other campaigns are improvements to the A82 and A83, to reduce ferry fares on all routes and to restore a reliable ferry service on the Dunoon-Gourock route.

He is supporting the Better Together campaign to secure the Scotland’s future in the United Kingdom.

Parliamentary Experience
Since entering Parliament, Alan Reid has concentrated on looking after the needs of all the people in his vast, scattered constituency with its many peninsulas and islands. He holds surgeries in every part of Argyll & Bute during his annual Summer Tour.

In Parliament he regularly raises issues relevant to his constituency, such as fuel prices and the need for better communication links. He is a Member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee and has contributed to reports on making electricity supplies more reliable and giving local communities more say on the workings of the Crown Estate and a greater share of its profits.

Through the Scottish Affairs Committee Alan is working to ensure that all necessary information is made available to Scottish votes before they cast their votes in the Independence Referendum.