Maybe poorer underdog candidates are the answer to ousting fat cat councillors : Daily Record.


Annie Brown is impressed by a single mother from Glasgow looking to stand up for her community as a councillor.

My mum tells the story of my grandmother and a neighbour, raising their families on the breadline in rural Ireland, who both received 10 shillings in the post on the same day.

My grandmother ran to her neighbour to share the windfall but met her halfway, heading to her house to do the same.

The women had been used to helping each other out, an extra potato flung in a pot to fatten the soup or a homemade loaf cut in half.

The poor have always been demonised, this Tory government propaganda campaign is nothing new.

But people who have little share a lot and are not the skivers and scroungers they are conveniently painted to be.

This week I interviewed Cathy Milligan, a single mother from Glasgow’s Castlemilk…

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