Labour largest party on Falkirk Council

May 6, 2012

LABOUR has emerged as the largest party on Council, winning 14 of the 32 seats in the May 3 Council elections. The result was announced at Grangemouth Sports Complex on Friday afternoon.

In Grangemouth, Allyson Black was re-elected alongside Labour newcomer Joan Paterson.

The full list of Labour councillors on Falkirk Council are:

  • Bo’ness and Blackness – Adrian Mahoney
  • Grangemouth – Allyson Black and Joan Paterson
  • Denny and Banknock – Jim Blackwood
  • Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst – Charles MacDonald and Craig Martin
  • Bonnybridge and Larbert – Linda Gow
  • Falkirk North – Craig R. Martin and Pat Reid
  • Falkirk South – Dennis Goldie and Gerry Goldie
  • Lower Braes – Alan Nimmo
  • Upper Braes – John McLuckie and Rosie Murray.

Falkirk Council has posted details of voting in each area on its website. Click these links to go to the results pages:

  • Ward 1 – Bo’ness & Blackness
  • Ward 2 – Grangemouth
  • Ward 3 – Denny & Banknock
  • Ward 4 – Carse, Kinnaird & Tryst
  • Ward 5 – Bonnybridge & Larbert
  • Ward 6 – Falkirk North
  • Ward 7 – Falkirk South
  • Ward 8 – Lower Braes
  • Ward 9 – Upper Braes


    Contact the councillors at:

    • Falkirk Council
      Municipal Buildings
      West Bridge Street
      FK1 5RS
    • Or call them. The main Council number is
      01324 506070

  • Vote with numbers on May 3

    April 13, 2012

    NOT sure about the “STV” voting system used in the council elections on May 3? This video from the Electoral Commission might help.

    Remember, you must be registered to vote. The closing date for registration in April 18. Find out more at

    © The Electoral Commission 2012

    The Commission has also been sending out an information booklet to every household in Scotland. You can download the information booklet here.

    Labour leader visits Grangemouth

    April 11, 2012

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    SCOTTISH Labour leader Johann Lamont visited Grangemouth on Wednesday to chat to voters and meet local candidates, including Cllr Allyson Black (right) and Joan Paterson (left).

    Our picture also shows Provost Pat Reid, local Labour MP Michael Connarty and some local voters.

    The party is fielding a total of 16 candidates in the Falkirk Council elections on May 3. Read full profiles here.

    You can also read the party’s manifesto for Falkirk district online.

    Earlier, Johann toured Falkirk High Street and visited local radio station Central FM.

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    Above: Johann with candidates in Falkirk town centre.

    Below: pictures from Johann’s visit to Grangemouth

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    We’ll put you first

    April 10, 2012
    Watch this video and discover why you should vote Scottish Labour in the Council elections on May 3.

    Postal vote deadline

    April 1, 2012

    Please remember that the deadline to apply for a postal vote in the forthcoming Falkirk council elections on May 3rd, is 5pm on April 18th. To get an application form, go to or phone the Electoral Registration Office on 01786 892289.

    Joan and Allyson visit Old Town

    April 1, 2012

    GRANGEMOUTH Labour candidates Allyson Black and Joan Paterson were out in the Old Town and Skinflats today (Sunday) delivering leaflets and talking to constituents. Please remember to give your support to Labour in the forthcoming Falkirk Council elections on May 3.

    Labour manifesto now online

    March 24, 2012

    imageLABOUR in Falkirk district has launched its manifesto for the forthcoming Falkirk Council elections on May 3.

    You can read and download the manifesto in PDF format here (8mb)

    Candidates and party members attended the launch event at Camelon’s Labour Club this morning (Saturday).

    Falkirk Council’s leader, Labour Councillor Craig Martin, said: “This manifesto reports on our successes, despite tight budgets.

    “It also spells out what a Labour Council will promise to do next. We ask you to read this manifesto and put your trust in us by voting for Labour candidates in the local government elections on Thursday, May 3.”


    Candidates and supporters at the Manifesto launch today.

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