Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

I’m ask­ing for your first pref­er­ence vote next Thurs­day be­cause Ruther­glen Cen­tral and North needs a Labour coun­cil­lor who will stand up to the SNP and stop cuts to our lo­cal ser­vices.

I was hon­oured to be se­lected to be Labour’s can­di­date for the by elec­tion, and I have been out around the whole ward talk­ing to peo­ple about what I will do if I’m elected.

It’s clear that we need some­one from the area who will en­sure Ruther­glen al­ways gets a fair deal.

For years, our coun­cil’s fund­ing has been slashed by the gov­ern­ment in Ed­in­burgh which has sim­ply passed down Tory aus­ter­ity onto com­mu­ni­ties like ours. I know the im­pact that these cuts have had on Ruther­glen: from sim­ple things like over­grown pave­ments and polic­ing cuts let­ting streets be­come rat runs, to the lack of af­ford­able hous­ing and cuts to care ser­vices for our most vul­ner­a­ble.

My pri­or­ity will be rep­re­sent­ing our area, both in the cham­ber of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil and in the com­mu­nity, work­ing with com­mu­nity groups, res­i­dents’as­so­ci­a­tions and busi­nesses.

We need a cham­pion for our com­mu­nity who will make real ac­tion for our area a gen­uine pri­or­ity.

I prom­ise to do ex­actly that.

We need a cham­pion for our com­mu­nity

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