The full list of candidates standing for election to North Lanarkshire Council on Thursday, May 4 has now been published.
A few new local names have emerged, notably that of Westerwood man Fraser Morrison.
Mr Morrison (20)of Carnoustie Way in Westerwood is standing as an Independent in Cumbernauld North.
A keen actor who recently starred in Summer Holiday at the King’s Theatre, Mr Morrison is also a director of a creative learning agency Creative Flame.
He said: “Young people are a vastly under represented contingent of any council body - I hope to change that.”
Another Independent candidate, Councillor Alan O’Brien will also stand for election in this ward again.
Meanwhile it’s emerged that a UK Independence Party candidate will also fight for a seat here.
He is Carl Dean Pearson who hails from Craigmarloch- and is Cumbernauld and Kilsyth’s only UKIP candidate.