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Given the recent COSLA report,the unrepentant stance of …

Comment posted Argyll Rural Schools Network puts all candidates to the test on rural schools by Barcaldine Tyger.

Given the recent COSLA report,the unrepentant stance of many Councillors currently in post, and bearing in mind the imminence of the Local Council Elections on May 3rd, it is perhaps timely to remind everyone that on 25th November 2010, and in the face of huge and vocal opposition, the following 19 Councillors voted to close 25 Primary Schools in Argyll and Bute:

• Rory Colville, Liberal Democrat
• Robin Currie, Liberal Democrat
• Vivien Dance, Independent
• Alison Hay, Liberal Democrat
• Daniel Kelly, Independent
• David Kinniburgh, Conservative
• Neil MacKay, Independent
• Bruce Marshall, Independent
• Donnie Macmillan, Independent
• Duncan McIntyre, Independent
• James McQueen, Independent
• Ellen Morton, Liberal Democrat
• Gary Mulvaney, Conservative
• Andrew Nisbett, Liberal Democrat
• William Petrie, Provost, Independent
• Al Reay, Liberal Democrat
• Elaine Robertson, Independent
• Len Scoullar, Independent
• Dick Walsh, Independent and Council Leader.

It might be prudent for voters to bear this record in mind in respect of those of the above who are offering themselves for re-election. Is the future of our children safe in their hands? The record suggests not, and the remedy is obvious. DON’T VOTE FOR THE NAUGHTY NINETEEN! Vote instead for candidates who have a CLEAR MANIFESTO COMMITMENT to keeping our schools open. This is our one chance to put things right once and for all. A new brush sweeps clean! GRRR

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