The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 requires councils to appoint religious representatives to committees considering education matters.
“The first thing in the in-tray for the new council leaders is Unite’s warning that unless there is a change of attitude then we will ballot thousands of our members on industrial action.” Wendy Dunsmore, Unite industrial officer
Here is a list of the councillors elected and an explanation of why every vote cast counted.
The count to elect councillors to Orkney Islands Council took place today, Friday 6th of May 2022
“We needed change last time, we need it even more this time.”
“There is a very clear and urgent need to address shortages within the teacher workforce to support education recovery. ” Jo Hill, EIS Local Association Secretary
Home First provides six weeks of support to enable people to leave hospital earlier and aftercare where they are assessed in their own home environment.
“There’s an array of national issues that should be reflected locally, none more so than the climate crisis and biodiversity emergency”
“The councillors elected across Scotland in May will be in their position for for five of the eight years left in this vital decade for urgent and transformative action to avert climate breakdown” Friends of the Earth Scotland manifesto
Affordable warmth charity THAW Orkney is calling on all candidates in the forthcoming Orkney Islands Council election to back its manifesto for affordable warmth in Orkney.