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Garscadden/Scotstounhill By-Election. October 6th 2016

It's shaping up to be a busy few months for the SNP as first on the horizon is a council by-election in Garscadden/Scotstounhill. The candidate selected to win the seat is Chris Cunningham. Chris has lived in the area for 24 years and has a great deal of experience and expertise through his work in housing in Glasgow, spanning almost 35 years. chris-cunningham We are encouraging all members to go along and help Chris win the seat from Labour. On Tuesday the 4th of October we are going along to help with the final push of the campaign. Time and venue TBC. To keep up to date with the campaign then visit Chris' facebook page by clicking here.

 A New School for Maryhill

  question-one-how-to-build-a-school-in-maryhill Glasgow City Council's SNP Group is consulting on new primary school provision in the Maryhill area of the city. You can take part in the consultation by going to SNP councillors for the Maryhill/Kelvin ward, John Letford and Franny Scally, have now started their own survey, which they say is to ensure locals' views are taken into consideration. Councillor Letford said: "I am delighted that my Group has decided to launch a consultation on school provision in Maryhill and Kelvin.
"It has been seven years since Labour closed primary school provision in this area. "Our questionnaire is designed to complement the work of Education Services, and to ensure that everyone who wants to has the opportunity to feedback their views on the type and location of educational provision in Maryhill. "I would encourage everyone to get involved and make your voice heard." SNP Councillor Franny Scally said: "We will ensure that as many people in the ward as possible get the chance to respond and we will ensure Education Services hear the clear view of the people of Maryhill and Kelvin." To keep up with all the news from Glasgow City Council SNP Group then click here


Council Ward Boundary Changes

  screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-19-31-20 The wards in Glasgow for the council elections 2017 are changing. This is due to the published recommendations for changes to councillor numbers and ward boundaries being accepted by ministers earlier this month. Glasgow will see an increase in councillor numbers, going from 79 councillors to 85, representing 7 3-member wards and 16 4-member wards. Prior to this Maryhill and Springburn branch had 3 wards within its boundary. These were Canal,Maryhill/Kelvin and Springburn. This has now increased to 5 wards which are: (To see the new maps just click on the names below.) Maryhill Canal Springburn/Robroyston Dennistoun Partick East / Kelvindale To see other wards within the Glasgow area then click the link below. FULL GLASGOW WARDS  

Work Nights and National Survey

  We will be starting up our regular work nights so keep an eye on this site and our facebook page for updates. Along with campaigning for the 2017 council elections we will also be getting the National Survey out into the constituency. If you haven't already filled it in then click here.All members will be getting a pack of surveys sent to them in the post so try and get a few people you know to fill it in as well. We want to hear from everyone about Scotland's future even if they voted No last time.

And Finally........

  question-mark This year sees the first year of the SNP North Glasgow St.Andrews quiz. Teams from Maryhill & Springburn,Anniesland,Kelvin and Provan will be going head to head to show who is the brainiest branch. We will keep you posted on the date and time. Our next branch meeting will be on the 13th of October.Venue and time TBC.
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