Local Conservatives have selected John Daly to be their candidate in the Baillieston ward for the council election to be held on 5th May.
John Daly said, "It's a huge honour to be selected for an area that I know well, having been a candidate in the by-election locally last spring. I am looking forward to the coming campaign and raising issues of concern to local residents."
"The Baillieston ward takes in the communities of: Garrowhill, Broomhouse, Swinton and Wellhouse. If elected as your councillor in May, I will be an active and visible representative. A good local councillor can make the difference to an area, working with residents and community groups for the benefit of everyone locally. Councillors can sort out the small things like filling in potholes, replace missing street signs, and reporting missed bin collections; but helping individual constituents with a planning matter, housing or disability issues or anti-social behaviour, can really make the difference to individuals. I want to be your local champion – your voice in the city chambers, not a distant voice from a building in George Square."
"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."
John has lived in the East of Glasgow his whole life and spent his career in education, firstly as a teacher and later as a Head Teacher of various primary schools in Glasgow, mainly in the east of the city. John oversaw the successful creation of a new school campus, working closely with teachers, pupils and families in pulling together previously stand-alone schools and a Language and communication resource (LCR) for children with additional support needs.
His experience as a Child Protection Officer also helped him to develop skills in working closely with social work services, police and parents - the type of skills that could be invaluable as an elected representative. Having taken early retirement two years ago, he would like to use the skills he has developed over thirty years in the education sector to benefit the local communities in Baillieston ward as your local councillor.
(pic John highlights one of the potholes in the Baillieston area)
Too many of our local roads are in a poor condition with many motorists experiencing damage to their cars after driving into one of the many pot holes across our city’s roads.
John Daly said, "The Scottish Conservatives have been calling for an emergency £200m Pot Hole Repair Fund to fix the very worst of the problem, but in addition, we want to see the SNP Government create a fair funding formula for local authorities, so as they are not the first place Government goes to look for savings, which means that council budgets are slashed and local services suffer."
"As your local councillor, I will take immediate action to identify where the worst pot holes are in the area in order to report this to the city council and get them repaired as quickly as possible. A plan needs to be developed to deal with this problem and if elected, I would be pushing for that from day one."
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. John Daly 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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