Labour success in Falkirk Council Elections

Labour has once again returned 14 councillors in Thursday’s Council Elections. This makes Labour the largest party in the Council. The whole team and their supporters were delighted with the result. Congratulations to all of those returned and in particular to Rosie Murray and Joan Paterson who are new to the role.

Those returned were as follows:

Bo’ness and Blackness – Adrian Mahoney

Grangemouth – Allyson Black and Joan Paterson

Denny and Banknock – Jim Blackwood

Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst – Craig Martin and Charles MacDonald

Bonnybridge and Larbert – Linda Gow

Falkirk North – Craig R. Martin and Pat Reid

Falkirk South – Dennis Goldie and Gerry Goldie

Lower Braes – Alan Nimmo

Upper Braes – John McLuckie and Rosie Murray


Campaigning in Denny

Candidates for the upcoming Falkirk Council Elections,  Jim Blackwood and Terrie Hay, were out on the streets of Denny today. Supported by Colleagues and friends, the pair are spreading the word about the great work done by Labour over the last five years and their plans to implement some key promises when elected.

Promises such as:

Over 800 Modern Apprenticeships for young people across Falkirk

The introduction of a living wage.

The £6.5M financial package for the work in Denny town centre.

A build programme that will provide 500 new council houses.

So on the 3rd of May, make sure you vote Labour 1 and 2 in Denny and Banknock.

Vote Labour for a brighter future for Falkirk

The Labour Party launched a manifesto which will enable its achievements to be built on, after the do nothing, achieve less regime of the SNP 2001-2007, where Falkirk had a terrible recycling record and even worse housing management performance.

Add that to their failed market driven solution to town centre developments, and its clear why they failed in 2007.

The Labour party in an inclusive approach drew on the experience of the professionals in its ranks to draw up a viable way forward.

On 3rd May people face a choice, a party who were founded by the workers and trades unions who represented them, or one which was founded by disaffected tartan Tories.

We face a party who like their English equivalent deploy weapons of mass deception, while they give to the rich at the expense of the poor.

The Council Tax freeze benefits the richest 10% by £193 a year and only £51 to the poorest 10%. Again Robin Hood in reverse.

Despite the SNP refusal to give aid to the Falkirk area Labour has reduced youth unemployment, while its risen every where else.

Martin Murray, Falkirk CLP chair said “You can fool some of the people all the time and all the people some of the time but the public in Falkirk know which side their bread is buttered on.”

A copy of the manifesto can be found here.