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NLC elects first female provost

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

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Protestors unveil a 'Red Tories Out!' banner as the official North Lanarkshire Council photograph is taken, which the SNP refused to attend

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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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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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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Calum Currie

Calum keen to make mark as first Tory

Businessman Calum Currie made history when he became Cumbernauld’s first Conservative councillor on North Lanarkshire Council.

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Toasting their election success are brothers Danish and Junaid Ashraf and Tom Johnston and his wife, Cathie

Election a family affair for SNP

It’s a real family affair for the SNP in Cumbernauld who are toasting success in the North Lanarkshire Council elections.

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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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Time to vote for your councillors

Time to vote for your councillors

The News & Chronicle circulation area will be represented by 21 councillors across six wards at North Lanarkshire Council.

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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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MP demands Westminster stop Universal Credit

MP demands Westminster stop Universal Credit

Local MP Stuart McDonald is calling for the UK Government to stop the rollout of full service Universal Credit.

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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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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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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Kevin Kane (second left) in Kilsyth with members of his campaign team

Solidarity candidate Kevin pledges to champion bus passengers in Kilsyth

Voters in Kilsyth have the option of backing a Solidarity candidate in the forthcoming council elections.

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Resistance to Inchwood plans

Resistance to Inchwood plans

Residents living near the site of the proposed Inchwood Farm housing development in Queenzieburn will fight against the plan.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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