Donald was born in Dundee and attended Longforgan Primary School, Harris Academy and then attended Dundee College. He has been a member of the Conservative party for over 40 years and has held various offices throughout this time - Chairman, Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Dundee Conservative Association. He has served as the councillor for Dundee West End ward from 2007-2012 and from 2017-present. Donald, retired now, worked for the NHS for over 32 years. Donald is Vice Chairman of the Friends of University of Dundee Botanic Garden and Chairman of the Friends of Balgay.
Budget Speech by Donald Hay
"We are facing difficult and challenging times ahead caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on businesses. We are very concerned about how this will impact on small local businesses. The effect on business owner’s livelihoods and the staff they employ.
As a consequence, we have brought forward some measures to help the city centre and district shopping centres. We have proposed that:
There should be free car parking in the district shopping centres from April to December.
We have also included free car parking for the city centre for the three weekends prior to Christmas to encourage extra footfall in to the city centre shops.
We have provided a city centre/district shopping centres Covid Recovery Fund. There is £350,000 in this fund to help support local business and help them to get through these difficult times.
We understand that Leisure & Culture Dundee are projecting a 2021/22 deficit of £3.75M. In 2022/23 a deficit of £1.85M. To help to mitigate this we have found an additional £200,000 to help support our local libraries and leisure centres which provide such important services to our local communities."
Donald can be contacted via email at email@example.com
Or on the telephone: 01382 434118
Donald Hay | Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party