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.

    Voting in this year’s Council elections

    March 14, 2012
    Watch the video and find out more.

    Allyson and Joan selected for election

    January 31, 2012


    LABOUR has announced its list of candidates for the Falkirk Council elections on May 3.

    The Party is fielding 16 candidates – including five new candidates and five women candidates.

    At a glance:

    * 16 candidates named
    * 5
    new candidates
    5 women candidates
    3 to leave Labour benches

    The candidates are pictured above at the famous Falkirk Wheel.

    In Grangemouth, sitting Councillor Allyson Black, the Depute Provost, will stand alongside newcomer Joan Paterson.

    The town’s other Labour Councillor, Alistair McNeill, is standing down at the elections – as is Councillor Stephen Fry.

    Councillor Joe Lemetti was not selected by local party members to re-contest his seat in Falkirk for Labour and will therefore leave the Labour benches this spring.

    Margaret Doran, chair of Linlithgow and East Falkirk Constituency Party, said: “Labour councillors in Falkirk have achieved much in the past five years, despite an SNP government who continue to freeze and squeeze local authority budgets whilst centralising more power in Edinburgh. These 16 outstanding candidates are committed to involving local people in making local decision about how to continue to improve council services.”

    Martin Murray, chair of Falkirk Constituency Party, said: “ I would hope that the Labour Party will retain control of the Council as a bastion of local democracy, faced with the SNP’s increasing centralisation of power in Edinburgh. In light of the council tax freeze reducing local accountability, and reducing services, while disproportionately benefiting the rich, we need champions who will put the people of Falkirk Council before separatist and centralist dogma. Our candidates give the public that chance.”

    The candidates are:

    · Ward 1, Bo’ness & Blackness

    o David Aitchison, Adrian Mahoney

    · Ward 2, Grangemouth

    o Allyson Black, Joan Paterson

    · Ward 3, Denny & Banknock

    o Jim Blackwood, Terrie Hay

    · Ward 4, Carse, Kinnaird & Tryst

    o Charles MacDonald, Craig Martin

    · Ward 5, Bonnybridge & Larbert

    o Linda Gow

    · Ward 6, Falkirk North

    o Craig R. Martin, Pat Reid

    · Ward 7, Falkirk South

    o Dennis Goldie, Gerry Goldie

    · Ward 8, Lower Braes

    o Alan Nimmo

    · Ward 9, Upper Braes

    o Rosie Murray, John McLuckie

    Note to Editor: for further information please contact Ian Peattie, tel. 01324 471787 email:

    Ed Miliband is new Labour leader

    September 25, 2010

    Ed Miliband ED Miliband has today been elected as the new leader of the Labour Party, following a vote by party members, MPs, and affiliated organistations.

    The new leader – who visited West Lothian just a few weeks ago – said: “Today a new generation has stepped forward to change our party. We are united in our mission to transform Labour so that, once again, we stand up for the hardworking majority who play by the rules and want a less divided and more prosperous Britain. I know we have a lot of work to do. The journey starts today."

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