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New councillor standing for Lanark’s Westminster seat

Despite having only been elected a councillor for the first time less than three weeks ago, Poppy Corbett is already setting her sights on becoming an MP too.

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Robert Beattie

Labour stands by its rural Clydesdale candidate

The Scottish Labour Party has denied claims that it is considering suspending its general election candidate for rural Clydesdale, Douglas Beattie.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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South Lanarkshire Council headquarters in Hamilton

Who will run South Lanarkshire Council?

The people of Clydesdale will learn tomorrow who will be running their council services for the next five years.

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Mairi hopes to emulate the election success of her father Ian McAllan.

SNP choose Mairi to fight Mundell for rural Clydesdale

The Scottish National Party has selected the candidate it hopes will unseat Conservative MP David Mundell in the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale constituency at the June 8 general election.

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MP Angela Crawley launching her 2017 election campaign in Hamilton.

Angela Crawley will fight for Lanark seat again

When she was elected the Member of Parliament for Lanark and Hamilton East two years ago, little did Angela Crawley suspect she’d be going to the polls again so soon.

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Support from daughter Alyssa, 13, for new Carluke councillor Poppy Corbett

Results of the four Clydesdale council seats 2017

Here are the voting figures for Clydesdale in the May 4 poll:

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Labour's Eileen Logan returned again after 37 years in local government, with fellow councillor Lynsey Hamilton.

Winners - and losers - in Clydesdale council seats

Clydesdale voters returned five Conservatives out of the 13 seats in our area on South Lanarkshire Council in Thursday's election.
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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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MSP Aileen Campbell meets some of the volunteers

MSP shows support for Gillespie Centre

Aileen Campbell MSP visited the Gillespie Centre as it embarked upon a pilot “community lunch” project offering wholesome, home-cooked food at a discounted rate to help low income families.

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Reece Harding, left, with a member of the Bhutan party.

Just 16 years old but already a diplomat

As Clydesdale’s member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, Carluke’s Reece Harding, 16, has come into contact with the next generation of politicians from all over Scotland.

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Clydesdale Labour candidates: Lynsey Hamilton, Gordon Muir, George Hannah, Catherine McClymont, Eileen Logan and George Greenshields.

Labour candidates for the Clydesdale seats on the council

Five of the six Labour candidates standing for seats in the South Lanarkshire Council elections next month already serve as councillors.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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