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Fight over loss of classroom assistants for North Lanarkshire

The SNP members on North Lanarkshire Council are seeking to prevent the loss of classroom assistants.

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Former pupil and now MSP commends Bearsden Academy.

Holyrood committee hails Bearsden Academy a “good example”

Former Bearsden Academy pupil and West of Scotland Green MSP Ross Greer has commended his former school after a parliamentary report praised it for good practice.

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The council are hoping childminders will help shape future services.

Childminders asked to help shape future of Early Years Service

Childminders in East Dunbartonshire are being invited to work with the Council to help shape the future of Early Years provision in the area as it expands.

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Callum McNally

Wannabe MP keeps it local

He may be young but the Labour candidate for the East Dunbartonshire constituency already has experience of running for election.

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Ron Mackay

Tributes paid to tireless political activist Ron Mackay

A packed village hall in Milton of Campsie gathered to celebrate the remarkable life of local man Ron Mackay recently.

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East Dunbartonshire women urged to join rally against state pension inequality

East Dunbartonshire women urged to join rally against state pension inequality

Members of the East Dunbartonshire Women Against State Pension Inequality Group (WASPI) are joining a procession and rally at George Square in Glasgow tomorrow (Friday, May 26).

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New council leader Gordan Low

Row erupts days after first meeting of newly elected East Dunbartonshire council

Council Leader Councillor Gordan Low wants to question why the newly elected council has refused to support an SNP proposal to re-instate the traffic lights at the Catherine Street junction in Kirkintilloch.

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Councillor Billy Hendry is to be planning convener

East Dunbartonshire Council makes committee appointments

Councillors have been appointed to head up East Dunbartonshire Council’s various committees and boards.

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The seven SNP councillors have formed a minority administration

First ever SNP administration for East Dunbartonshire Council

An SNP minority administration is to run East Dunbartonshire Council for the first time.

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The hustings was to have taken place in Bishopbriggs Academy

Election hustings cancelled

A General Election hustings has been cancelled following events in Manchester.

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Councillor Jean Jones is pictured wearing the provosts chain of office at Burngreen Park in Kilsyth. Pic: Craig Halkett

North Lanarkshire Council elects first female provost

A Kilsyth councillor has been elected as the first female provost of North Lanarkshire Council.

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John Nicolson hopes to be re-elected as East Dunbartonshire's MP

SNP candidate pledges to continue to stand up for East Dunbartonshire if re-elected

The SNP’s General Election candidate John Nicolson says he is proud of his achievements as East Dunbartonshire’s MP for the past two years.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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East Renfrewshire Council HQ building

Will the SNP take the lead in coalition deal?

East Renfrewshire could be set to announce its first ever SNP-led administration – but one heavily outnumbered by councillors determined to defeat it.

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The General Election takes place on Thursday, June 8

Westminster candidates unveiled for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

It’s only been a couple of weeks since the council elections, but campaigning is now well under way for the General Election.

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First Minister on campaign trail in Kirkintilloch with SNP candidate

Dozens of people turned out to welcome First Minister Nicola Sturgeon who visited Kirkintilloch last week to support SNP candidate John Nicolson on his General Election campaign.

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The General Election takes place on Thursday, June 8

East Dunbartonshire election candidates

The four main parties have now selected their candidates for the East Dunbartonshire seat in the UK General Election.

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Who'll be taking control at East Dunbartonshire Council HQ?

Deal or no deal?

Wait continues for decision on who will take power at council

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Tory councillors pictured with Jackson Carlaw and Maurice Golden

Who will form the new administration?

It was a resounding win for the Conservatives in East Renfrewshire, where the party elected a councillor in Barrhead for the first time in more than 20 years.

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Jo Swinson is going to try to win her former seat back.

Jo Swinson’s back to fight for her former East Dunbartonshire seat

Roads, housing and education will be the priorities for prospective East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson if she wins back her seat.

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