A Brilliant Result in Scotland

Last week we had an amazing result in Scotland – electing 87 councillors across the country for our best result since 2007 and seeing a net increase of 20 councillors.

We want to congratulate all of our councillors elected – whether new or returning – as well as offer our commiserations to those who have just missed out.

I wanted to let everyone know of a few highlights:

  • Fife Council going from 6 to 13 councillors
  • Edinburgh Council going from 6 to 12 councillors
  • Highland Council going up from 10 to 15 councillors
  • Tripling our councillors in South Lanarkshire
  • Our first increase in councillors for a number of years in the Borders
  • Doubling our councillors in Dundee
  • Gaining our first ever councillor in West Lothian (Sally Pattle)
  • And many more great results across Scotland

A big well done to everyone for their campaigns – but now is time to think of the future!

We would urge you to get ALDC Group Membership – this offers a number of benefits including reduced membership rates. You can sign up here.

We also have some great training coming up:

  • ALDC Councillors Weekend as part of Kickstart on 1-3 July – we are preparing a programme that will work well for Scottish councillors so would urge anyone, returning or new, to come along by signing up here.
  • ALDC is running alongside the Scottish Liberal Democrats a Zoom event for ‘Campaigning on the Council’ at 7.00pm on 26 May – details will follow.
  • ALDC is also running alongside the Scottish Liberal Democrats a Zoom event for those who have just missed out this time – ‘Keep calm and carry on’ – at 7.00pm on 2 June – details will follow.
  • Finally ALDC will also be running with the Scottish Liberal Democrats a Scottish Councillors Away Day event on 27 August – this will be in person and we are hoping to have it at a location that is accessible to all such as in Perth. Time and location to follow.

We hope to see you at these events.

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