Local Conservatives have selected Bruce Whyte to be their candidate in the Langside ward, for the council election to be held on 5th May.
Bruce Whyte said, "It's a huge honour to be selected for an area that I’ve lived in for over twenty years. I am looking forward to the coming campaign and raising issues of concern to local residents."
"The Langside ward takes in the communities of: King’s Park, Mount Florida, Toryglen, Battlefield, Cathcart and Langside itself, so is mostly residential, but does include the eastern side of Shawlands high street, and I am aware that there is currently the early stages of a consultation on the regeneration of the shopping arcade. If elected, I will be keen to receive feedback from local residents about the plans being put forward. As a local resident myself, I am also aware of concerns regarding inappropriate parking around Hampden Stadium. If elected, I would want to investigate what further measures can be brought forward to alleviate the situation for local residents who live around the stadium."
"Campaigning may be a little different due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, but I hope to be able to speak to as many residents as possible in the coming weeks to find out what really matters locally. I am delighted to be given this opportunity and look forward to the coming campaign."
Bruce lives in King's Park and has been an active volunteer in the community for a number of years. He was a member of the Parent Council at King's Park Primary School; a member of the Glasgow Parent Council Forum and a Parent Representative for the SQA, when they were developing the Curriculum for Excellence. In 2008, he joined the then King’s Park Community Council and Chaired the group for four years. He successfully organised a campaign to install traffic lights at the junction of Menock Road and Kingsbridge Drive; was involved in securing new play equipment for and landscaping in Ardmay Park; and also worked with a team to secure £350,000 funding to re-furbish a derelict building into what is now Glencroft Community Hall. For the last five years he has been the Child Protection Officer at his local rugby club.
(Pic of Sandesh at Cathcart Railway station)
Bruce Whyte is supporting calls by Glasgow Region MSP, Dr Sandesh Gulhane to improve accessibility at railway stations on the Cathcart Circle.
Sandesh said, "Access to local railway stations for people who use wheelchairs or with other mobility problems, is almost impossible. Mount Florida station does have non-step access, but other stations like Cathcart do not. I have raised this issue with both the Scottish and UK Governments and will be pushing for improved access to our local railway stations in the coming years."
Bruce said, "Sandesh is absolutely right to raise this as an issue and if elected to the council in May, I will support this campaign to improve access to our local railway stations."
The SNP has failed Glasgow, with bins going un-emptied, litter blowing around our streets and charges introduced for bulk-uplift. The SNP Scottish Government has starved local councils of funding in recent years and the SNP in Glasgow has been too weak to stand-up for our city and ask their SNP colleagues in Edinburgh to fund our local services property. Glasgow's Conservative councillors have been highlighting this issue for years and would: scrap the bulk-uplift charge; invest £10m in frontline services; reverse bin collection cuts; create an Environment Enforcement Team and would not charge for Garden Waste collections. Bruce Whyte said, "The Conservatives have a plan to sort out the waste crisis in Glasgow. I hope to be part of a team that delivers cleaner streets in our city over the next five years." #CleanUpGlasgow.
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