Party leaders in Aberdeenshire are grappling with the big issues affecting residents across the region.
With voters set to go to the polls tomorrow the Evening Express has asked the five main parties to state their position across six main areas.
In terms of what they offer in leadership, Richard Thomson, SNP group leader and current co-leader of Aberdeenshire Council, said the party has worked constructively with coalition partners which proves the party’s councillors can set aside differences to work for the benefit of the region.
And Scottish Labour group leader Alison Evison, Mr Thomson’s fellow council co-leader, said this shared arrangement proves the party can lead and make difficult decisions when needed and in partnership with others.
Jim Gifford, the Scottish Conservatives leader, has vowed to put local issues first rather than focus on a second independence referendum.
Karen Clark, current Scottish Liberal Democrats group leader, who is not seeking re-election tomorrow, said her party has had a key role in the council over 20 years and has a “proven track record”.
Finally, Paul Johnston, co-leader of the Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG), said his party offers a renewal of local government which doesn’t just follow the direction of central government.
Click each of the links below to find out how each party leader stands on the issue