South Lanarkshire council is currently run by an SNP administration.
According to the 2020 Hands Up survey 39.4% of children in South Lanarkshire walked to school in 2020, 2.8% cycled and 1.9% scooted or skated. According to the 2021 Cycling Scotland annual monitoring report 3.3% of employees usually or regularly cycle to work and 22% of households have no access to a car. The council’s active travel budget for 2019/20 was £651,500 (capital), which works out as a total of £2.03 per person. It had a Cycling Strategy for 2015-20 and has a Local Transport Strategy for 2013-23.
2022 local election
Parties standing (in alphabetical order)
- Alba: Twitter
- Scottish Conservative & Unionist: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Family Party: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
- Scottish Greens: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Labour: Facebook ~ Twitter: South Lanarkshire / Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse
- Scottish Liberal Democrats: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Libertarian Party: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
- SNP: Facebook ~ Twitter (Hamilton)
- UKIP: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
Endorsements of our three asks:
- South Lanarkshire Green Party responded: “Happy to report that all Scottish Green Party candidates in South Lanarkshire will commit to these pledges.”
- Anne McGuinness, Green Party candidate for Clydesdale South responded: “As @scottishgreens candidate for Clydesdale South and a long time advocate and campaigner for safe accessible walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructure I am happy to sign up to @walkwheelcycle active travel priorities.”