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Falkirk Herald Edits Opposition Motion To Make It Fit

Falkirk Council’s former Independent Councillor, Billy Buchanan has been conspicuous by his absence this past ten years but with his return to the opposition benches he is now back amongst the whacky motions. For the recent meeting of the Falkirk … Continue reading

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SNP COUNCILLOR SEEKS APOLOGY FOR THE SCOTTISH AMBULANCE SERVICE

The classification of the Scottish Ambulance Service as a “quango” by Labour Councillor Alan Nimmo, is described as “a gross insult” by SNP Councillor David Alexander. The claim from Councillor Nimmo came during a debate on public sector funding. The … Continue reading

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SNP DEPUTE LEADER ACCUSES LABOUR LEADER OF CONNING THE PUBLIC

SNP Depute Leader of Falkirk Council Paul Garner, has launched a scathing attack on the council’s Labour Group Leader Dennis Goldie, after both members had clashed at the council’s Executive Committee. For the second meeting in a row the veteran … Continue reading

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SNP TO HELP LOW INCOME HOME OWNERS

The recently elected SNP Administration of Falkirk Council are seeking to bring forward a phased package of measures to ease the pressures on vulnerable groups of home owners who are unable to fully fund their share of improvement works. Despite … Continue reading

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Recognition For Falkirk SNP Group Leader

The impact Falkirk North and SNP Leader of Falkirk Council  has made in a very short period of time was recognised by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, (COSLA) SNP Group at the first meeting of the new session on … Continue reading

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Labour Put Tories In Key Boards Covering, Amongst Others The Environment, Fire & Police In Place of SNP

Falkirk Council’s Labour Group led by Dennis Goldie, moved to send two Tory Councillors to represent the council on COSLA’’s influential Environment and Economy Board and Board for Community Wellbeing that includes services such as Fire and Police. These posts … Continue reading

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The Falkirk Council SNP Team

The SNP team entrusted with the task of maintaining a minority Administration within Falkirk Council has been revealed in its entirety. The Executive team was enlarged when the Labour and Tory Parties voted against a slimmed down executive costing the … Continue reading

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Falkirk Council Under An SNP Minority Administration As Labour Reject A Power Share Agreement.

The first meeting of the newly elected Falkirk Council ended with a Minority SNP Administration (13 members) after Labour rebuffed approaches from the SNP for a power sharing agreement. Instead the 9 Labour Councillors abstained when the SNP and Conservative … Continue reading

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LABOUR REBUFF SNP OLIVE BRANCH

Falkirk Council’s SNP Group Leader, Cllr Cecil Meiklejohn has reacted with disappointment at the rebuff from the council’s Labour Group to a power sharing option proposed by the Nationalists. The SNP chief had sought talks with the council’s Labour leaders … Continue reading

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SNP NOW THE LARGEST PARTY IN FALKIRK COUNCIL

The SNP are now the largest party within Falkrk Council after Thursday’s local elections, securing 12 seats within the local authority. Although Labour are in second place with 9 seats they were pushed into 3rd place in votes cast by the … Continue reading

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