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.