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Leader claims no deals done as Tories help Labour beat SNP for control of the council

Labour won support from the Conservatives to lead a minority administration at North Lanarkshire Council.

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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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The General Election is on Thursday, June 8

Five parties confirm their candidates for General Election

Five parties have now confirmed who’ll stand in the General Election in the Times & Speaker circulation area.

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Jim Logue and David Stocks were separated on stage by fellow candidates as they were reelected in Airdrie Central, and now seem further apart than ever

‘If you have proof 
then name names!’

The leader of the Labour group at North Lanarkshire Council claims several SNP councillors are planning to become independents.

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The ultimate decision about who runs North Lanarkshire Council could resemble an episode of Play Your Cards Right

Councillors may need to play their cards right to take control

The fight to take control of North Lanarkshire Council could be decided by the turn of a playing card.

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Tory councillors with MSPs Margaret Mitchell and Graham Simpson

Tories gear up for key meeting

North Lanarkshire’s 10 new Conservative councillors were congratulated on their achievement by the party’s Central Scotland MSPs, Margaret Mitchell and Graham Simpson.

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Murdostoun councillor Cameron McManus celebrates his election with mum Nicky

Cameron cooks up a cracker in the local elections

Cleland teenager Cameron McManus has become the youngest councillor ever elected to North Lanarkshire Council.

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Left, Cameron McManus with mum Nicky.  Right, Meghan Gallacher and Nathan Wilson celebrate.

Young guns make their mark

North Lanarkshire Council just got a whole lot younger after the elections resulted in a raft of new faces.

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Barry McCulloch (left) congratulates Tom Fisher

Local election: Former provost loses seat

Former North Lanarkshire provost Barry McCulloch is out of politics for the first time in 30 after losing his Cumbernauld North seat.

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Will David Stocks be the next leader of North Lanarkshire Council?

Local election: SNP win most seats in North Lanarkshire, but fight to run the council is far from over

The SNP took one more seat than Labour at North Lanarkshire Council, however both parties are looking to form the new administration.

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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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Labour candidates for General Election

Labour candidates for General Election

Labour has announced its candidates for next month’s snap General Election with a 50:50 gender split across Scotland.

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North Lanarkshire candidates sign manifesto pledge with reps from the Joint Trade Unions

Candidates sign union pledge

Trade Unions in North Lanarkshire have set out heir priorities for this week’s council elections.

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RISE candidate Julie Fleming

Julie is first to RISE in council election

Julie Fleming will be the first ever RISE candidate in a local election when she stands in the Motherwell West ward next month.

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Candidate Ian Kelly

Candidate slams council management numbers

A candidate standing in the forthcoming council elections has criticised the number of management posts in the North Lanarkshire authority.

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Local MPs get the nod to stand for re-election

Local MPs get the nod to stand for re-election

All four sitting MPs in the Times & Speaker circulation area have been chosen to stand in June’s snap General Election.

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North Lanarkshire residents are being urged to make their votes count.

Your chance to influence how North Lanarkshire Council is run ...

North Lanarkshire residents are being urged to make their vote count in the council elections on Thursday, May 4.

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Uddingston and Bothwell candidate Colin Robb outside Muiredge Primary, his old school

Colin decides to stop moaning and help his community

Uddingston and Bothwell candidate Colin Robb has decided to stop moaning and try to help his community by entering politics for the first time.

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