Voters go to polls
Make your mind up
Voters in King’s Park will go to the polls tomorrow (Thursday, August 6) to elect a new councillor for the Langside ward.
The by-election was called when Green councillor Liam Hainey stood down due to ill-health.
Constituents will have seven candidates to chose from when they are asked to make their choice on August 6.
The hot favourite is Anna Richardson, who is standing for the SNP.
Ms Richardson works as an antenatal teacher, offering support to new mums.
Hoping to prevent the SNP taking two seats in the ward will be Labour’s Eileen Dinning, a 59-yearold equalities officer at UNISON.
Defending the seat for the Green Party will be Robert Pollock.
Also in the running is Kyle Thornton of the Scottish Conservatives, who contested the Glasgow South seat during May’s General Election, winning over 4500 votes on his way to a third place finish.
The other names in the frame are Will Millinship ( Liberal Democrat s ) , Cailean Mongan ( UKIP) and Ian Leech ( Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition).
Councillors are elected using the single transferable vote system, a form of proportional representation. The two current councillors are Archie Graham (Labour) and Susan Aitken (SNP).
The by- election is one of four happening across Glasgow. Labour are currently the ruling party but will be second favourites in all seats after May’s stunning general election results.