Council election 2022


The Bo’ness branch of the SNP has this week announced its candidate for the upcoming Scottish Council elections on Thursday the 5th of May.

The new candidate, Stacey Devine, has made clear the kind of councillor she wants to be, outlining her five main priorities at the start of her campaign:

  1. Supporting our community and the people within it – Stacey will be an advocate for our communities at Falkirk Council. She is committed to being there, listening to the people who live and work here and taking these views to the heart of our local democracy.
  2. Regeneration of our town centre – Supporting business and kickstarting our economy as we recover from the pandemic. Stacey has outlined that she will work closely with all relevant stakeholders to make this happen.
  3. A strong SNP council team dedicated to working for you. Bo’ness needs united progress – not party political opposition for the sake of it. Stacey believes strongly in collaboration not stagnation – both for Bo’ness and Blackness, and across Falkirk Council.
  4. Fairness and transparency – Stacey believes that local voices matter on local issues. Any decision made by local government must have the interests of the people who live and work here at their heart.
  5. Accessibility and availability – Stacey plans to hold regular in person surgeries as well as digital appointments. This is key to ensuring that the people of Bo’ness have their voices heard, and that they are able to get support from their elected representatives when needed.

Electing Stacey will ensure the communities of Bo’ness and Blackness have a councillor they can rely on, and an administration that can deliver a recovery that serves everyone in Bo’ness. Stacey wants to hear from as many Bo’ness residents as possible, and is contactable via her campaign email:

“It is truly an honour to be selected as Bo’ness SNP’s candidate for Bo’ness and Blackness ward in the upcoming council election. In just over six weeks, the local government elections will take place across Scotland. Growing up in Dean Court where my mum was the scheme manager, I went to Deanburn Primary School before heading to St Mungo’s High School. I’ve been a Flower Girl at the Fair, learned to swim at the Recreation Centre, line danced at Bo’ness Town Hall and had my first jobs here in Bo’ness. I know the challenges that Bo’ness is facing. I also know how the community often comes together to meet these challenges for themselves. The SNP has a long and proud history of delivering for Bo’ness stretching back into the 1950’s and 60’s. I am truly priveleged to continue this legacy. “As your councillor, I will work to be as fair and as transparent as possible. I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to represent this community that means so much to me and I will be a strong voice for Bo’ness and Blackness in Falkirk Council.”

Bo’ness SNP’s candidate for Councillor, Stacey Devine.