Two Clydesdale councillors are shortlisted for awards

Eileen Logan is set to be recognised after four decades of serviceEileen Logan is set to be recognised after four decades of service
Eileen Logan is set to be recognised after four decades of service
Two Clydesdale councillors have been shortlisted for the upcoming LGIU Scotland and CCLA Councillor Awards.

More than 100 councillors were nominated across eight categories including Clydesdale South councillor Mark Horsham and Clydesdale West councillor Eileen Logan.

Councillor Horsham has been shortlisted for the coveted New Councillor of the Year which was won last year by South Lanarkshire’s Labour group leader Councillor Joe Fagan.

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The SNP councillor was first elected in 2017 and faces competition from councillors in Glasgow, North Lanarkshire and South Ayrshire.

Councillor Logan (Clydesdale West) has been shortlisted for the lifetime contribution award.

First elected to Lanark District Council in 1980, the Labour councillor has represented constituents in Carluke/Whitehill – and Clydesdale West since 2007 – unbroken for the last 40 years.

The winners will be decided by a panel of judges composed of senior councillors and officers as well as leading stakeholders from across the sector.

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Due to the ongoing health crisis, this year’s ceremony will take place virtually on Tuesday, November 24.

Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive of LGIU Scotland, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has presented this country with a set of challenges that few could have predicted.

“However, councillors up and down the country have risen to these challenges and stepped up to plate for their communities.

“From delivering food parcels to vulnerable residents and sourcing PPE for frontline workers to finding temporary accommodation for the homeless, local government has kept the country safe and moving.

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“It is for this reason that we are particularly proud to unveil the shortlist for this year’s Councllor Awards.

“Their achievements showcase the best of local government at a time when the country faces one of the greatest hardships of our lifetime.”

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