Monday 18th Deadline Looms for Council Elections
Local MP Alyn Smith is urging Stirling residents to ensure they’re registered to vote, ahead of the local council elections taking place on Thursday 5th May.
Anyone living in Scotland who will be 16 or over on 5 May can register to vote; the deadline is midnight on Monday 18 April. Residents can find out more about applying online here: https://www.mygov.scot/register-to-vote-scotland
On 5th May, all 32 local government bodies, also known as Councils, will face re-election. The Stirling Council area is divided into 7 wards – local residents will have the opportunity to elect new ward councillors using the ranking system known as the Single Transferable Vote. This allows for a more proportionate result, and ensures the future political make-up of the Council is more reflective of the communities they serve.
More information, including the location of your polling station, is available here:https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/your-election-information
Alyn Smith MP said:
‘Voters in communities across Stirling have an opportunity to have their say in the upcoming local council elections. Local government is an important sphere of governance, and remains extremely impactful on the everyday lives of citizens. The SNP are standing two candidates in every ward, enough to form a majority administration of the Council. This demonstrates how seriously we’re approaching this election, and the commitment we have to serving our communities well.
‘I can absolutely recommend voters back their local SNP candidates on Thursday May 5th, as Stirling needs a strong, competent local government to help steer us through these uncertain economic times. As the cost of living crisis escalates on Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak’s watch, we’ll do everything possible to look after vulnerable citizens and help boost Stirling’s pandemic recovery. We’ve huge potential in every community across Stirling; it should be the Council’s role to help unlock it.’