First preference Green votes in East Dunbartonshire rose almost tenfold this May compared to local election results in 2012. We would like to extend our thanks to all who supported your Green candidates in the recent local elections.
Our local activists worked tirelessly throughout the campaign to spread our pledges to put power in the hands of communities and defend local services.
Pedal on Parliament is an annual event that aims to raise awareness of the benefits of cycling and walking, and help make Scotland a cycle-friendly country. Scott Ferguson - council election candidate for Bearsden South - attended today's event at Glasgow green.
The controversial Bearsway route on Milngavie Road has split local opinion, irritating some confident cyclists and worrying other locals. Integrated active travel routes are an essential part of transport infrastructure to help people travel car-free. But Local Greens demand real joined up active travel and public transport options to make it work for the 98% of the population who do not cycle regularly. We need a safe bridge at Westerton station, a train halt at the Allander, reliable joined up bus and train options with safe pedestrian and bike capacity.
Following on from the successful campaign to elect Ross Greer as the West of Scotlands first Green MSP we are now hoping to elect our first Green Councillor in East Dunbartonshire in the Bearsden South ward.
Scott Ferguson has been involved in community activities since moving to Westerton in 2002 and would provide a strong Green voice on the council working for a bolder, fairer and greener council.
Every voter in East Dunbartonshire will have the chance to vote for a Green councillor for the first time, with the party fielding candidates in all wards for this May’s local elections.
A local branch meeting at Westerton Hall on Friday last week selected 7 candidates for council seats in East Dunbartonshire. This is the first time there has been a Green candidate in all wards in the council area.