Category: Politics

Scottish Labour Leaders in town

Scottish Labour Senior figures were in Rutherglen and Blantyre today, Tuesday 15th August 2023. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and his Scottish counterpart Anas Sarwar held an “in conversation event” with supporters in Rutherglen, fending off some tough questions about the cap on two child benefit and allegations of division within the party. Sir Keir […]

Breaking: Chancellors Statement

Something which affects us all….The Chancellor has made a statement just after 11am this morning, Monday 17th October releasing new plans on tax, energy assistance and taking action against the previous controversial mini budget. The chancellor has announced plans this morning to scrap plans to cut the basic rate of income tax from 20p in […]

Polling Stations Open

It’s election day and the polling stations are now open! Your local polling station will be open until 10pm tonight, Thursday 5th May 2022. Here’s wishing all the candidates standing today the very best of luck, as we all put our trust in them to do what’s best for Blantyre. Here in Scotland, voting will […]

Election Poll Results

Polling Stations are now closed. Voting has been cast and normally ballot boxes would be rushed over to a count. However, due to the pandemic, things will be a little slower in this election with the count not officially starting until tomorrow, with results coming in over Friday and Saturday. As always in elections, we’ve […]

Elections 21: Your Vote Counts

Poll cards for the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections have now been sent out. The notice of election was published earlier this week, with voting taking place on Thursday, 6 May between 7am and 10pm. If you are already registered to vote and are on the electoral register in South Lanarkshire you do not need to re-register. To […]

African Burns Supper

A Blantyre man has told how he raised a glass to Scotland’s national bard at a Burns Supper for 100 people in NIGERIA. Civil Servant David Smith, 24, celebrated poet Robert Burns at a diplomatic event hosted by officials from the British High Commission and the Department for International Development (DFID), based in the Nigerian […]

Margaret Ferrier (SNP) Elected

The official results are now in for OUR area and it’s congratulations this morning to the Scottish National Party’s, Margaret Ferrier! Margaret, the most popular choice of local voters is now elected as the new MP for Rutherglen & Hamilton West, decisively seeing off other party candidates. Results are: Votes: 23,775 Vote share %: 44.2 […]