Local Government Elections 2017

The Scottish local government elections take place on Thursday 4 May 2017. Local government has borne the brunt of austerity cuts over the last decade. UNISON is campaigning for fully resourced and accountable public services in local communities delivered by a fairly paid council workforce.

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Manifesto and resources

For Fairness and Democracy – Keeping It Local: UNISON Scotland Local Government Manifesto 2017.

Our challenge to all parties in the local government elections – policies to combat austerity and deliver vital public services for our communities


Local Government Champions – cards 

Click here for our Local Government Champions cards 


Survation Poll March 2017



Click here for infographics representing the results of our Survation poll on Scottish attitudes to public services 

The summary report is available here
and the tables here

Other resources