Dominic Lonchay has served as a Councillor for East Garioch Ward on Aberdeenshire Council since 2017.
As your local Councillor, I am very aware of the challenges of living and working in Aberdeenshire. It is my role to make your opinion and voice count and be heard, to make sure that council services are maintained (as much as possible in these hard times of grant and budget cuts) and improved upon in order to ensure that it beneﬁts everybody.
Since being elected, I have tried to make sure that common sense prevails in all decision made within Aberdeenshire Council. I am now retired after a career largely in the oil and gas sector, I have lived in Aberdeenshire for 30 years. My wife was a councillor with Aberdeenshire for 18 years prior to me being elected in 2017, and politics is an integral part of our life.
Knowing what being a Councillor involves, I want to continue safeguarding the quality of life in Aberdeenshire; and to build on our unique economy to provide more opportunities for all our constituents. For that, I intend to hold the Scottish devolved administration to account on many subjects, including opposing a divisive second independence referendum, ensuring more local taxes are spent locally, and fighting for services fit for purpose.
Put simply, I want a better deal for Aberdeenshire, and particularly for East Garioch.