South Lanarkshire Council, local councillors and candidates
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Schools aim to reopen full-time after government u-turn

After weeks of dithering and confused messages the Scottish Government has announced plans for schools to reopen full-time in August.

Rolls Royce plant at Inchinnan

Government must stand by Rolls Royce workers

South Lanarkshire Labour are calling on Scottish and UK Governments to stand behind the workforce at Rolls Royce, as the engineering giant prepares to slash 9,000 jobs across its global operations.


girls drawing

Labour put childcare first in historic budget vote

For the first time in the 24-year history of South Lanarkshire Council, the administration’s Budget proposals have been defeated. (more…)

Monica Lennon MSP

Larkhall care home closure debated in Parliament but local SNP MSP avoids it

In a lively debate in the Scottish Parliament, Labour MSP Monica Lennon calls for South Lanarkshire care home closures to be halted. (more…)

Proposed Whitehill Incinerator Height Comparison

Developer refuses to accept Whitehill incinerator rejection

The developers of a proposed incinerator in Whitehill have lodged an appeal against South Lanarkshire Council’s decision to refuse planning permission. (more…)

South Lanarkshire Council HQ

SNP block moves to give all councillors a vote on budget

In a close-run vote in South Lanarkshire Council the SNP controlling group have refused to give budgeting powers to the full council. (more…)

Andy Carmichael and Andrew Hilland camapaigning against the closure of McWhirter House

Labour launches campaign to save Larkhall care home

Following South Lanarkshire Council’s decision to close McWhirter House care home in Larkhall, the local Labour Party has launched a campaign to save the council-run facility.


Monica protesting against the proposed Whitehill incinerator

Monica Lennon challenges incinerator developer to respect local community

Monica Lennon MSP has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament welcoming South Lanarkshire Council’s decision to reject a new planning application for an incinerator in Whitehill and “calls on the developer to recognise the wishes of the local community and accept this rejection as final”. (more…)