Liberal Democrats launch Council By Election campaign

3rd September 2017

Local Liberal Democrats have announced that former Stonelaw High School teacher Ellen Bryson will be the Liberal Democrat by election candidate for the forthcoming Rutherglen Central & North Council By Election to replace Gerard Killen who is standing down following his election to Parliament in June.

Ellen Bryson is a longstanding Liberal Democrat activist and well known to many local people following her 17 year service as Geography teacher at Stonelaw High School. She was also active in the Fair Trade group at Stonelaw. Brought up in Croftfoot and Rutherglen, Ellen graduated with honours in Geography and Economic History from Strathclyde University. Prior to her period at Stonelaw, she taught at schools in Hamilton and in Malawi.

Married with 2 grown up sons, Ellen now acts as a Volunteer guide at the David Livingstone Centre and at the Kittochside Museum of Country Life.

Rutherglen South Liberal Democrat Councillor Robert Brown said:

“I am delighted that Ellen Bryson has agreed to fight the by election for us. She is already proving a great candidate for the Liberal Democrats and is very much a local community campaigner who is in it to get things done for local people. We had a good base in May when our vote increased substantially in Rutherglen Central and North and we are finding that people like our community politics style of campaigning for local people.

Liberal Democrats across the country have had some tremendous Council by election victories over the last 18 months in particular and have made more gains than any other Party. I think we can do very well in this Rutherglen by election – particularly in a ward where people remember how well they were represented previously by former Liberal Democrat Councillor Gretel Ross.

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