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New leader, Provost and Depute Provost elected as Labour Group abstains

The SNP took official charge of Falkirk Council on Wednesday thanks to the 12 seats it won at last month’s local government election making it the largest party.

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New Provost of Falkirk Tom Coleman

Veteran SNP Councillor Coleman becomes Falkirk Provost

Falkirk Council has replaced the town’s longstanding Provost Pat Reid with veteran SNP Councillor Tom Coleman.

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Lorna Binnie at the Scottish Pensioners Conference

Falkirk WASPI calls on candidates to back pension fight

Members of the Falkirk Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) are calling on local General Election candidates to support their cause and campaign on behalf of women who have lost out on expected pension payments.

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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 SNP has formed a minority administration at Falkirk Council

SNP minority takes control of Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council will be run by the SNP for the first time in 
ten years from next Wednesday.

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General Election candidates announced for Falkirk and Linlithgow East

General Election candidates announced for Falkirk and Linlithgow East

The General Election candidates have been announced for Falkirk, and Linlithgow and Falkirk East constituencies.

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Two former council leaders and a group leader are among the four councillors elected to stand for Falkirk North. Picture: Michael Gillen

Who will rule Falkirk Council?

Shouts of joy – and more than a few in disbelief were heard as the results of the 2017 local government elections were announced.

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Opening salvoes from general election candidates

Opening salvoes from general election candidates

The votes for a new Falkirk Council were tallied up last week, but voters will be back at the ballot box in seven weeks time to elect a new British Government.

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Local Elections: Latest results

Local Elections: Latest results

The final two sets of results in the Falkirk Council elections have seen the addition of yet another new Conservative councillor.

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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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Denny candidate Khalid Hamid was forced to withdraw his election leaflet due to complaints

Labour forced to withdraw election leaflets

Labour has been forced to withdraw election leaflets for one of its candidates for the council election following complaints of false claims.

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SNP and Labour name their candidates for Falkirk seats

SNP and Labour name their candidates for Falkirk seats

The SNP has confirmed John McNally and Martyn Day will seek re-election to their respective Falkirk and Linlithgow and East Falkirk Constitiencies at the General Election on June 8.

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Centre to be named after Tam Dalyell

Centre to be named after Tam Dalyell

Linlithgow’s new £4 million Partnership Centre is to be called Linlithgow Partnership Centre, Tam Dalyell House, after the late MP, who served as a member of Parliament for the local area from 1962 to 2005.

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Multimember ward boundaries for Falkirk Council 2017

Who will win battle to control Falkirk?

Taking Falkirk district forward by building on success or putting an alternative in place that claims to better represent the values of the people are the respective manifesto pledges of the Labour and SNP ahead of the local government elections one week today (Thursday).

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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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Doctor Craig R Martin, top, believes Junes general election is a chance to topple Theresa Mays Tories, while SNP MPs Martyn Day, left, and John McNally will have to stand for election again if they want to retain their seats

Prime minister’s election call could backfire according to Labour member

A local politician believes Theresa May’s call for a snap general election is a chance for the UK to finally get the Tories out of government.

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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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The Conservative Party candidates for the 2017 Falkirk Council elections

Confident Falkirk Tories reveal election manifesto

The Scottish Conservatives have high hopes of making an impact at the 2017 Local Government elections.

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Labour MSP Richard Leonard (centre) helped launch Labour's 2017 local government election manifesto with the party's Falkirk candidates

Labour launch their case for another five years in Falkirk

Labour launched its bid to retain control of Falkirk Council with a snappy ‘Keep it local, keep it Labour’ message to voters.

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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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