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Following on from last weeks Scottish local government elections our new local Councillors have been elected. Well done to everyone that has been elected to serve their local communities.

Glasgow now has 85 Councillors across 23 Wards in the City and in the local area the new Councillors are shown below. The link takes you to the Councillors page on the Council website.

Ward 12 Victoria Park (made up of Whiteinch, Jordanhill, Broomhill and Thornwood community councils areas)

Ward 13 Garscadden and Scotstounhill (made up of Yoker, Scotstoun and Knightswood community council areas)

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walkcyclevoteIn the run up to the Scottish Local Government elections which will be held on Thursday 4 May we are once again supporting the We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign.

We Walk, We Cycle We Vote is a collaborative partnership of over 50 walking and cycling organisations across Scotland which have come together to put active travel on the agenda for the Scottish Local Government elections, which offers the chance to transform Scotland into a healthier, wealthier, happier country.

The campaign is asking all candidates if they will support the following three asks:

  • Investment: Provide sustained, long term investment in both cycling and walking, reaching 10% of the transport budget
  • Infrastructure: Build and maintain dedicated cycling infrastructure suitable for people of all ages and abilities
  • Local action: To solve the main local barriers to active travel, as identified by residents and businesses

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The list of candidates for Glasgow in the forthcoming Scottish local government elections has been published on the Council’s website.

The elections will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017 and will see 85 councillors elected from 23 wards. A total of 209 candidates from twelve parties along with 14 independents will contest the elections.

To be eligible to vote in the elections you need to be registered by Monday 17 April 2017. You can register on line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

In the local area 10 candidates are vying for the 4 positions in Ward 13 Garscadden/Scotstounhill and 7 candidates are vying for the 3 positions in the new Ward 12 Victoria Park. The candidates for the two wards are shown below and we have included links to their Twitter feed where possible.

You can view information for all candidates for all 23 Glasgow Wards on the Council’s website. and the #WalkCycleVote campaign have developed a really useful ‘Find your candidate’ feature on their website.

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foeg_election_hustings_v2_apr17Friends of the Earth Glasgow and RSPB Scotland are hosting a hustings event – Environment Debates – in the run up to the Scottish Local Government elections in May. The event will take place from 7-9pm on Wednesday 19 April 2017 at Adelaide’s, 209 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HZ.

You can keep up to date with the event on the hustings Facebook event page or download the poster here foeg_election_hustings_v2_apr17

The Scottish Government are currently consulting on the future of unconventional oil and gas (and fracking) and Friends of the Earth Scotland are running an e-campaign to call for fracking to be banned.

community-calendarThis event is listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on!

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