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MP calls for review of RBS closures

A petition against the closure of RBS branches in Strathaven and Lesmahagow has been presented at Westminster by local MP Dr Lisa Cameron.

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Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Councillor calls for rural Clydesdale to be given more say

Councillor calls for rural Clydesdale to be given more say

The new leader of South Lanarkshire Council’s Conservative group, Clydesdale East councillor Alex Allison, has called for a fair deal for rural areas from its new Scottish National Party administration.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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Poppy Corbett

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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