Category: Politics

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 […]

First Minister in Blantyre

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon took time this evening from a busy SNP campaign trail to drop into Blantyre Miners Welfare on Calder Street. The big yellow “Stop Brexit” bus rolled up outside the Miners Welfare earlier tonight, Monday 9th December 2019 where the First Minister was warmly greeted by surprised people inside the premises. […]