Iris is from Elrick, Aberdeenshire and is closely involved in her community council, as well as being active in the CAB and a local housing association. It was on housing that she made her first speech at Conference in Inverness earlier this year - and a passionate, eloquent and moving speech it was.
You can see from Iris' Facebook and Twitter feeds, as well as her blog, that she has a very intuitive grasp of what people are interested in and she is genuinely looking for people's views on local issues - for her it's all about a dialogue, not a broadcast, between her and local people.
On the Aberdeenshire Lib Dems' website, she talks about her vision:
"Local-led groups provide the 'social glue' that shapes the day-to-day life of a community and councils must work with them as equal partners, ensuring decision-making is made at a local level. If elected, my priorities would be to support, and promote inclusion of and co-operation with local groups, individuals and businesses. Also I want to push for more affordable housing for local people, and to rid our towns and countryside of the eyesore of litter pollution that has become all too prevalent"
If you live in the Westhill area, please go and give Iris your first preference this Thursday.
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