West Dunbartonshire Community Party


The West Dunbartonshire Community Party is a minor political party involved in local government elections in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.[1][2] The party was formed in 2015 to fight the 2017 West Dunbartonshire Council election.

West Dunbartonshire Community Party
LeaderDrew MacEoghainn
Founded2016 (2016)
HeadquartersJohn Connolly Centre
Main Street
Renton
G82 4LY
IdeologySocialism
ColoursRed and black
West Dunbartonshire Council
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History


In 2015, the party was founded by Drew MacEoghainn along with other community activists. It was decided that the party should have no leader giving an equal say to all members. The Scottish Socialist Party's only elected representative, Councillor Jim Bollan, and his independent colleague, Councillor George Black, joined the party in 2016.[3] The two councillors retained their existing designations until the council was dissolved in early 2017 in preparation for the election that May.

In the election, only Bollan was elected to represent the party, with Black losing his seat in Dumbarton ward.

References


  1. "View registration - The Electoral Commission". search.electoralcommission.org.uk. The Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  2. "Local Government Elections - Notice of Poll" (DOC). www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk. West Dunbartonshire Council. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  3. "Councillors Black and Bollan to form new West Dunbartonshire Community Party". Dumbarton Reporter. Newsquest Clyde & Forth Ltd. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2017.