Tue 31 Oct, 2017

From talking to local people they have raised concerns about lack of facilities for young people, the high levels of pollution on Rutherglen Main Street and the lack of community consultation in infrastructure building such as the building of the Cathkin Relief Road and house building in Cambuslang. I hope to raise these issues during the campaign and to fight for change as Councillor for Rutherglen North & Central Brian Finlay

South Lanark Greens were on Rutherglen Main Street on Friday to launch their campaign to replace Labour's Ged Killen on South Lanarkshire Council, council who stood down after being elected MP, with local activist Brian Finlay.

The Greens hope to repeat the success they achieved at Mays local elections where they increased their number of Councillors nationally and elected councillors in nearby Govan and Dennistoun for the first time.

Green Candidate said Brian Finlay  "From talking to local people they have raised concerns about lack of facilities for young people, the high levels of pollution on Rutherglen Main Street and the lack of community consultation in infrastructure building such as the building of the Cathkin Relief Road and house building in Cambuslang.  I hope to raise these issues during the campaign and to fight for change as Councillor for Rutherglen North & Central".

The election takes place on November 23rd.

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