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Ruther­glen doesn’t need more of the same.

By vot­ing the first Green Coun­cil­lor into South La­nark­shire Coun­cil you will get a new point of view.

One that val­ues our en­vi­ron­ment and the need for in­clu­sive pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion, so we do not see projects like the Cathkin Re­lief Road be­ing forced upon us.

The high lev­els of pol­lu­tion and traf­fic on and around Main Street must be ad­dressed and res­i­dents should have a voice on how this is tack­led.

Our in­valu­able ser­vices such as Cit­i­zens Ad­vice Bureau should be ad­e­quately funded al­low­ing ac­cess to jus­tice for the most vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple in our com­mu­nity. The UK Gov­ern­ment’s cal­lous Uni­ver­sal Credit wel­fare re­form and its sham­bolic role out will put in­creas­ing pres­sure on these pre­car­i­ously funded ser­vices.

The main par­ties bicker over parochial is­sues; us Greens have been talk­ing about what’s re­ally im­por­tant.

We need a shift in hous­ing pol­icy, one where pub­licly owned green belt land isn’t sold off to the high­est bid­ding prop­erty de­vel­oper and we need in­vest­ment in ser­vice for our young adults.

One ex­tra coun­cil­lor of any other party doesn’t change the dy­nam­ics of the coun­cil.

Make your vote re­ally count and #1 vote for the Scot­tish Green Party.

Ruther­glen doesn’t need more of the same

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