• Candidates for the 2017 Glasgow City Council elections on May 4 have been announced after confirming submitted nomination papers

    Local Gov elections 2017


    The election on May 4 will elect 85 councillors from 23 wards and will be contested by a total of 209 candidates from twelve parties along with 14 independents.




    Each party will field the number of candidates as follows (in alphabetical order):-

    Glasgow Labour – 43 candidates;

    Independents – 14;

    No Referendum, Maintain Union, Pro-Brexit – 1;

    Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party- 23;

    Scottish Green Party – 23;

    Scottish Liberal Democrats – 20;

    Scottish Libertarian Party- 2;

    Scottish National Party – 56;

    Scottish Socialist Party/Scottish Socialist Party,Save Our Services – 3;

    Scottish Trade Union and Socialist Coalition – 7;

    Social Democratic Party Scotland – 1;

    Tommy Sheridan- IndyRef2/Tommy Sheridan-Solidarity-Hope Over Fear – 6;

    UKIP – 10.

    The previous council election in 2012 saw 79 councillors elected from 21 wards.  Changes initiated by the Boundary Commission have added two new wards – Dennistoun and Partick East/Kelvindale – to Glasgow’s electoral map with six additional seats to be contested this year.

    Twenty-six sitting councillors are standing down at this election.

    Full details of the candidates can be found at the Notice of Poll – 2017 Local Governments Elections page of our website.

    Further information on the elections is available via the Elections and Voting page.


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