Vot­ers go to polls

Make your mind up

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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.

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