The by-election was required due to the unfortunate death of sitting councillor, Harry Constable, who had represented the ward, under various authorities, for a period of more than 40 years.
Hope for high turnout
It is to be hoped that turnout will be higher than that for the recent Community Council elections (25%).
There are not many opportunities available to the community to exercise their democratic right and express their opinion on policies, proposals and the performance of those representing them.
So, let's hope the results reflect that opportunity.
Independent Candidate missing!
There was some speculation, earlier in the week, that there was an additional Independent candidate standing for election but this has proven to be wrong.
It could be considered disappointing, and a number of residents have expressed the opinion, that party politics often muddy the waters of local government to the detriment of progress.
However, the choice is now clear and it is hoped that all residents take the opportunity to make their views known and get out there and vote on the day!
Falkirk Council Official Notice (pdf download)