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It has never been more important to put power in your hands. This election has given us huge opportunities and huge challenges. The Councillors elected in 2017 are faced with the challenge of meeting the demands of a hugely energised democracy in Scotland.

Greens are committed to meeting that challenge by placing power in your hands, by providing the money that councils need to run their services, and by making sure that you, as a citizen and as a community, have the opportunity to play a greater role in the decisions that matter to your life.

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Latest Campaign Updates

Greens vote to ensure progressive change in Glasgow

Jon Molyneux Fri 19 May

Green councillors yesterday voted to ensure Glasgow City Council has a proportionate executive committee, which reflects its new political make-up, overturning an SNP proposal that they should have an in-built majority, despite being a minority administration.

The move means that the SNP will require support from at least one other party in order to pass business at this key decision-making body.  This will allow us to support the SNP where they are pushing progressive reform and improve on their proposals where necessary.

New and re-elected Green councillors around Scotland will stick up for communities

Alison Johnstone MSP Tue 9 May

Despite the importance of council services, such as schools, social care and housing, last week’s local elections were overshadowed by national events. Those of us who care about local democracy faced an uphill battle. With little national media interest, a Tory prime minister trampling over the campaign by calling a general election in the middle of it, and other parties cynically trying to make it about constitutional issues, it was one of the toughest campaigns I can recall. 

Local Council Election Results 2017

John Hardy Fri 5 May

We will be updating the election results throughout the day to let you know which Green candidates have been elected - https://greens.scot/councillors

Thank you and well done to all our candidates, activists and volunteers and to everyone who voted to elect more Green Councillors than ever before.

Number 1: Our first Councillor has been elected and it's also our first ever Councillor on Orkney or the islands! Well done to Steve Sankey, new Green Cllr for East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray!

Using empty building to benefit the community

Kirsten Robb Thu 4 May

East Kilbride East candidate Kirsten Robb explains how she would push for South Lanarkshire Council to use empty buildings such as the recently closed Calderwood Library to benefit the local community.

Greens urge Scottish Government to get a grip on education at First Minister’s Questions

3 May, 2017 - 15:30

The Scottish Government’s strategy for raising education standards was called into question today by the Scottish Greens at the last session of FMQs before the local authority elections.

Patrick Harvie MSP, the Greens’ co-convener urged Nicola Sturgeon to get a “grip on education” and highlighted how the government has press ahead with an unwanted “governance review” instead of working to reverse cuts and tackle teacher workload.