8th May 2022
Local Liberal Democrats tripled their seats to 3 in the Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency in Thursday's Council elections. In a great result for the Party, Group Leader Councillor Robert Brown, who was re-elected in Rutherglen South Ward, said
“This was a good result for the Liberal Democrats - with two great gains from the Conservatives bringing us an influential elected group of 3. We also missed two other seats by small amounts. I am particularly delighted though that Mark McGeever won in Hamilton West and Earnock and Dr. Norman Rae in Cambuslang West.
The new Liberal Democrat group will be very influential on the new council where again no party has a majority. This situation is good for democracy and good for South Lanarkshire. Liberal Democrats will be discussing with other parties what the best arrangements will be for the next 5 years for running the council and serving the interests of local people. I believe we have the ideas and the vision to provide new hope for South Lanarkshire at a very difficult time for people"