Sandra White: Glasgow City Council must commit to working with Holyrood
THE dust has finally settled on the Scottish Council elections, well almost, if we overlook the 380 votes found in a ballot box from Battlefield Primary that were 'mislaid'.
Of course Glasgow City Council needs to look into this matter and launch an investigation into how this happened as soon as possible but whatever the outcome of this investigation I don't think it'll change the overall results.
So, whatever the make-up of Glasgow City Council it's now time to work together for a better Glasgow. I don't think the people of Glasgow want to see their council oppose everything the Scottish Government proposes simply through petty politics.
I know the people of Glasgow deserve better and I hope they get it.
Regardless of who is in charge at the council, I will be working with them and the Scottish Government to ensure that Glasgow gets the best deal possible and that Scottish Government policies that I support are also supported by the Council.
I support continuing the Council Tax freeze, something which in the past Glasgow City Council has been against, it has saved hard up families hundreds of pounds since it was introduced and will continue to save families more if it is continued in Glasgow.
Making sure our children get the right start in life is to me hugely important and that's why I also support the pledge of at least 600 hours of free, flexible nursery education for every three and four year old, lower class sizes and an offer of learning or training for all 16-19 year olds not already in work, training or education.
Glasgow City Council have in the past been opposed to lower class sizes but I really believe that they can make a real difference to our kids education; With fewer pupils teachers have more time to offer the one to one support so many youngsters want and I hope the council will now be supportive of lower class sizes.
These are but a few of the policies being put forward by the Scottish Government and I sincerely hope that our Council will grasp the chance to create a new, more dynamic, working relationship with the Scottish Government to ensure these measures become reality in Glasgow.
And if you agree with these measures it's up to the people of Glasgow to ask their newly elected councillors why they are not supporting these measures.
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