Stirling SNP Emerges as Largest Party 


Categories: Constituency, Stirling Council

8 SNP Councillors Elected to Stirling Council

The Stirling SNP Council Group has emerged as the largest party on Stirling Council, as communities cast their votes to elect their local representatives on Thursday 5th May.

The Friday count, once more taking place at The Peak, saw eight SNP Councillors elected, one from each of Stirling’s seven wards with two in Stirling North.

Stirling SNP stands ready to serve the people of Stirling, work constructively to help address the cost of living crisis and deliver important public services and investment across the Council area.

The full list of SNP Councillors and their wards is as follows:

Ward 1 – Trossachs & Teith – Gene Maxwell

Ward 2 – Forth & Endrick – Rosemary Fraser

Ward 3 – Dunblane & Bridge of Allan – Graham Houston

Ward 4 – Stirling North – Jim Thomson and Susan McGill

Ward 5 – Stirling West – Scott Farmer

Ward 6 – Stirling East – Gerry McLaughlan

Ward 7 – Bannockburn Ward – Brian Hambly

Councillor Scott Farmer said:

‘This has been a brilliant result for the SNP in Stirling, emerging from this election as the largest party group on the Council. I’d like to thank my fellow candidates, as well as our party activists and supporters for their unwavering hard work. I also thank the people of Stirling for putting their faith in the SNP to deliver for their communities and neighbourhoods.’

‘We’re committed to helping Stirling businesses and vulnerable households with the residual effects of the pandemic and the ongoing cost of living crisis, and we very much look forward to getting on with this vital work.’

Alyn Smith MP said:

‘I’m delighted to see the Stirling SNP Council Group re-elected, with some stalwarts and fresh faces too. I’m ready to work closely with our newly elected SNP Councillors, and indeed Councillors across all parties and Stirling, to protect our constituents from the growing cost of living crisis and through these tough economic times. We’re a team in the SNP, and today demonstrated the real benefits of that mutual support across local and national political spheres.’

Evelyn Tweed MSP said:

‘The people of Stirling have spoken, and it’s clear they’re fed up with the cost of living crisis and Downing Street law-breaking happening on Boris Johnson’s watch. Across Scotland, the Tories are paying the price for the continual disregard shown to democratic decency by the UK Government – and the Tory party are now paying the political price in these elections. I look forward to working alongside our newly elected Stirling Councillors, as together we face the mutual challenges and opportunities facing communities across Stirling.’


Attached is a picture of Alyn Smith MP and Evelyn Tweed MSP, alongside the newly elected Stirling SNP Council Group