We asked each of the main parties what a vote for them would mean in this election.
Here is what they had to say:
Rebuild and refurbish every school. Labour will put the next generation first and continue to invest in our next generation.
Invest in Rutherglen and Cambuslang’s Main Streets. We’re committing £5.5m to South Lanarkshire roads and we will work with our local businesses to improve the local area.
Oppose a second independence referendum. Labour does not want more division: we need councillors to get on with the day job.
One thousand new homes for South Lanarkshire. Only Labour has a plan to tackle the housing crisis - the SNP failed on housebuilding.
Protected care budget for our older population. We’re standing up against SNP and Tory cuts to our most vulnerable people.
Build new affordable houses and houses for social rent with a target of up to 3000 across South Lanarkshire by 2022.
Get children off to the best start in life by delivering 30 hours a week free early learning and childcare for three- and four-year-old and qualifying two-year-old children by 2020, and by closing the attainment gap, with additional direct funding to primary and secondary schools.
Improve home and community care for older and vulnerable members of the community. Joined up working with GPs and other health services.
Deliver real community participation in spending decisions by devolving one per cent of SLC budget to local wards to spend on local priorities.
Create a step-change in efforts to build the local economy with a review of the £120m City Deal funding and by establishing an Economic Forum for Glasgow City Region.
Safe streets - tackling traffic danger hotspots and parking congestion.
Action on older council houses – roughcast, roofs, paintwork, environment.
Action plan for revival of Cambuslang and Rutherglen town centres – with a dynamic professional to lead it.
Opening up the council for local people – more power for area committees, better consultation on major projects, more accountability by council administration.
Campaigning for mental health and wellbeing – making mental health support quick, effective, and locally available for all those who need it.
Empower councils and given them a renewed sense of meaning and purpose. They can and must be the engines of growth.
Empower local places by letting them take the initiative to generate local growth, in partnership with central government. There are different models for this – City Deals and Growth Deals for example.
Models like local growth partnerships and growth accelerators should be rolled out across Scotland. These would bring local business and civic leaders together to provide the vision and leadership to drive sustainable economic growth and create the conditions to increase private sector jobs in their communities.
Business rates reform with more local control and incentives.
We think that the use of school buildings and their facilities should be extended beyond the school day, to open up access to sports facilities and lead the fight against childhood obesity.
Encourage shops and post offices in local high streets, rather than chain stores or out-of-town development.
Argue for money to be spent on fixing our existing roads rather than building new ones, which simply encourage more traffic.
Extend 20mph speed limits in residential areas to improve road safety, reduce air pollution, and give streets back to communities.
Campaign with our MSPs to balance the rights of communities with those of developers by giving them an equal right of appeal over planning decisions.
Make free childcare hours more flexible to support parents in shift work or irregular employment to be able to use them. Plan for enough nurseries and schools in areas where populations will rise, and ensure buildings are high quality flexible spaces, built by the public sector to last and with environmental sustainability in mind.