#Council17 Campaign Diary

Nicola Sturgeon in Stirling


Nicola Sturgeon was in Stirling today to meet voters and visit local businesses. Here are three things SNP councils will do for businesses in their area:

✔️ Small businesses will continue to benefit from the Scottish Government’s extended Small Business Bonus Scheme, which will lift 100,000 business properties out of rates altogether.

✔️ SNP Councils will revise current procurement strategies to ensure greater access for local small and medium sized businesses to help local firms thrive.

✔️ SNP Councils will support thriving high streets through the Town Centre First principle, ensuring that the impact on the town centre be considered as a starting point before investment decisions.

Our vision ‘For Fife’


Last week the SNP group on Fife Council launched our manifesto for the council election on May 4. We set out our plan to protect and invest in local services, like education, social care and housing.

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Dundee: creating a vibrant, creative and optimistic city


The SNP won control of Dundee City Council in 2009, and since then we have set about injecting new energy into the city and delivering on the priorities of the people of Dundee. Here’s just some of what we’ve done.

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How to vote in the council elections



The Council elections on 4 May will use the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system.

To ensure the best chance of electing a strong team of SNP councillors up and down the country, putting local services first, here’s what you need to know.
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