I would like to thank the people of Galashiels and District for their support in this month’s local elections.
As a young candidate, it was a fantastic learning experience for me. Although I wasn’t elected, the support of voters shows that Scottish Labour has a strong foundation to build on in future campaigns.
I hope to continue working with the local community on the issues that really matter to them, raising these with Scottish Borders Council and other relevant organisations.
I congratulate the successful candidates and wish them well in what will be a challenging period.
(Scottish Labour Party candidate)