The Scottish National Party has announced that Councillor Graham Lambie and Councillor Ian Muirhead will both be standing for re-election to Stirling Council in the Forth and Endrick Ward in May’s local government election.
Stirling Council is currently run by a Tory/Labour coalition. With 14 standing, the SNP is the only party to put forward enough candidates in Stirling to win a majority in this election.
Councillor Lambie grew up in the local area and was first elected to Stirling Council in 2007. He is currently the Stirling SNP Group spokesperson for education.
Commenting, Councillor Lambie said:
“It’s been a real privilege to have had the opportunity to represent the many diverse communities of Forth and Endrick and I am delighted to stand for re-election to the ward. It is not too much to ask that our roads be properly maintained and that our services be kept local – yet the overwhelming response on doorsteps is that Stirling Council has not done enough in recent years.
“I am passionate about supporting the educational opportunities that every child and young person has a right to receive and I will work hard with my SNP colleagues to close the attainment gap in our schools if re-elected to Stirling Council.”
Councillor Muirhead is a local farmer based near Arnprior. First elected in 2012, he is a member of the Council’s Finance Committee.
Councillor Muirhead added:
“Being local to the area, I understand the many challenges that our rural communities face. That is why I have been involved in addressing a number of local issues, including securing the future of the B12 bus route that serves a number of local communities.
“For too long, Forth and Endrick residents have been left behind by the current Stirling Council Administration – local people pay their fair share and it’s important that they get a fair deal in return. If re-elected, I will continue to speak up for local people and local communities on Stirling Council by fighting for investment into rural services and infrastructure.”