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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Days to go until registration deadline to vote in General Election

Days to go until registration deadline to vote in General Election

With a few days to go until the deadline to register to vote in the UK General Election, Angus Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered in time.

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Angus Deputy Provost Colin Brown and Provost Ronnie Proctor.

Councillor Ronnie Proctor voted as new Angus provost

Angus Councillors have named the county’s new provost at their first full meeting since the local elections earlier this month.

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Parliamentary candidate urged to clarify stance on fishing industry

Parliamentary candidate urged to clarify stance on fishing industry

The SNP candidate for Angus has been challenged by his Conservative opponent over his stance on a post-Brexit fishing industry.

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General election candidate line-up revealed

The full line up of candidates campaigning for the Angus seat in the general election has been announced.

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Mairi Evans MSP

MSP calls for action to tackle child poverty

Mairi Evans MSP has insisted the next UK Government must tackle the issue of child poverty head on – by avoiding further damaging cuts to the benefits system.

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Kristene with the newly elected councillors

Scottish Conservatives launch Angus general election campaign

Scottish Conservative candidate Kirstene Hair has launched the party’s bid to win Angus on June 8 using last week’s council election results in the region as a springboard for further gains.

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Angus Council , Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park in Forfar.

Local Elections: An overview of the new-look Angus Council

The winds of change have blown through Angus Council at the 2017 Scottish Local Elections with new faces in every ward.

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Local Election: Forfar & District decides

Local Election: Forfar & District decides

Voters in Forfar & District have made their feelings clear and elected their representatives for the next five years.

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Nominations taken for General Election

Nominations taken for General Election

Nominations are now being taken for the election of Members of Parliament to serve the Angus constituency.

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Mairi Evans

MSP calls on constituents to change the shape of Social Security System

Mairi Evans MSP has called on people in Angus North and Mearns to sign up and help shape Scotland’s new social security system.

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Conservatives choose their Angus General Election candidate

Conservatives choose their Angus General Election candidate

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist party has selected local campaigner Kirstene Hair to fight the Angus seat in next month’s general election.

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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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Polling station sign

Angus heads to the polls

Voters in Angus will go to the polls today (Thursday, May 4) to elect 28 councillors.

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The Scottish Parliament election is on Thursday, May 5.

Polling station reminder ahead of election

The Scottish Council Elections 2017 take place tomorrow (Thursday 4 May) with polling stations across Angus open from 7am until 10pm.

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ACCESSLine staff training

ACCESSLine staff training

Angus Council’s ACCESSLine customer service staff will be undertaking training in May, in preparation for a new computer system.

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MP calls for support for Christian Aid Week

MP calls for support for Christian Aid Week

Angus MP Mike Weir this week tucked in at a Christian Aid Big Brekkie event in Parliament and raise money for refugees fleeing conflict around the world.

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Macmillan's head in Scotland Janice Preston

Call for candidates to make cancer support a priority

A charity is calling on council election candidates in Angus to make support services for people with a cancer a priority if they are elected.

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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The Kirriemuir & Dean candidates have their say

The Kirriemuir & Dean candidates have their say

Ahead of the Scottish Local Elections on May 4 all of the candidates standing in Angus have been invited to have their say on why the public should vote for them. This week we bring you Kirriemuir & Dean.

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