Scottish Greens stand for democratic renewal as party launches council manifesto
Scottish Greens launch manifesto for democratic change with record candidates on the council ballot
THE SCOTTISH GREENS launched their national manifesto for the local council elections today (Tuesday 11 April), in Glasgow, pledging to focus on the protection of public services such as schools and social care from austerity and centralisation.
Before the launch, the local elections have been geared up as the Scottish Greens’ biggest ever council campaign with a record 218 candidates standing.
Demands for action over rhetoric as women make up only 30% of council candidates
Upcoming elections paint a picture of extreme under-representation of women in Scottish politics
ACTION OVER RHETORIC is the rallying cry of the Women 5050, the campaign advocating 50 per cent representation of women in councils and in the Scottish Parliament, as it revealed that across 32 Scottish councils only 30 per cent of local candidates are women.
After analysing the candidate lists of all wards in all 32 councils for the upcoming May local elections, the charity found that there are 21 wards in Scotland with only men on the ballot paper.
Aberdeen left to Tory dominance after chaos of Dugdale suspensions
Dugdale’s leadership under pressure from rebel coalition deal as local party defies suspension
ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL was left in the control of a Tory-independent coalition last night (Wednesday 17 May) after Kezia Dugdale, the leader of Scottish Labour, suspended an entire council group in the city after it defied her and entered a coalition with the Scottish Tories.
Tories soaring and UKIP collapsing as early English and Welsh council election result come in
Labour losing seats and councils as early result emerge
COUNCIL ELECTION results in England and Wales are beginning to paint a national picture of the standing of parties as early results come in.
The results from 23 of 34 English councils facing the electorate this year show the Conservatives significantly improving their position, Labour slumping, the Liberal Democrats failing to make breakthroughs and UKIP facing wipe-out.
Watch: Glasgow City Council Elections 2017
Watch coverage of the Glasgow City Council 2017 count with Independence Live
COMMONSPACE AND INDEPENDENCE LIVE are at the Glasgow City Council count today (Friday 5 April) to see the results of this year's local elections which see the Scottish Labour party defend the city’s local government from a confident SNP.
Watch our coverage below of the unfolding results as we see if Labour can hold on to the city chambers or if the SNP can break their four-decade long hold on power.
Scottish Greens close in on Labour as poll numbers showing doubling since Holyrood elections
Scottish Greens see poll numbers double amid more polling woes for Labour
THE SCOTTISH GREENS have seen their polling numbers doubled since the last Holyrood election which has them reaching in touching distance of Scottish Labour.