Event to ad­dress abuse to­wards elected of­fi­cials

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WORK to end the abuse of elected of­fi­cials in Scot­land is to be high­lighted by the pres­i­dent of the Con­ven­tion of Scot­tish Lo­cal Au­thor­i­ties (Cosla).

Ali­son Evi­son will speak at the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment As­so­ci­a­tion con­fer­ence in West­min­ster to­day and ex­plain how safety is be­ing im­proved north of the Bor­der.

She is to tell the Ci­vil­ity In Pub­lic Life event how in­tim­i­da­tion and abuse is “fun­da­men­tally un­der­min­ing Bri­tish democ­racy” but hopes by tack­ling this “women and other un­der­rep­re­sented groups feel safe to stand” as coun­cil­lors.

Evi­son has writ­ten to the Com­mons Speaker to con­demn the use of in­flam­ma­tory lan­guage.

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