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Long standing Green campaigner and activist Anne Thomas is a Speech and Language Therapist who works with children with additional support needs and a volunteer community activist who has worked on projects as diverse as setting up community markets, improving cycling facilities, and collecting clothes for refugees. She also organised and spoke at a recent meeting in Inverness against ship-to-ship oil transfer in the Moray Firth.

She said: “I really want to make a difference to the people of this ward and the wider Highlands. Even a single Green Councillor would make sure there is a voice for our environment, and help to stop things local people really don’t want, like the risky Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfer in the Moray Firth, and the controversial Ardersier Waste Treatment plant. Instead, I’d make sure things they do want like good education, social care, energy efficient housing people can afford and public transport are protected”.

“I have extensive experience of listening to and supporting community campaigning, and I have seen firsthand through my work the effects of shrinking budgets and the impact of council cuts, so my priorities are to make sure the things people care about are properly funded.”