Skip to main content

RETIREMENT OF COUNCILLOR WILLIE CLARKE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 275: tabled on 04 July 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises, in the spirit of Jo Cox's appreciation for collaborative politics, the outstanding contribution by Councillor Willie Clarke to his local community in Fife; understands that, following a career as a miner at the Seafield Pit in Kirkcaldy, Mr Clarke was elected as a councillor for the Ballingry area in 1973; notes that he held the Ballingry seat until 1996, when he was elected as Councillor for the Benarty area of Fife following local government reorganisation; highlights the fact that Mr Clarke served his community as a councillor for 43 successive years, elected firstly as a communist candidate before becoming an Independent candidate; acknowledges that Mr Clarke was Branch Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and served on the Scottish Executive of the NUM for 10 years, and on the Fife Health Board from 1982 to 1986 as the STUC nominee; further recognises that Mr Clarke served on various Fife Council committees throughout his local council career, including as Vice-Chair of the Special Cases sub-committee, and as Chairman of the Cowdenbeath Area Committee; further understands that he was a founding member of the first community credit union in Fife, and later helped to form the Benarty and Lochgelly Credit Union; praises his contribution to the biggest land reclamation in Europe, when the pit workings around the Mary Pit in Lochore were transformed into the beautiful Lochore Meadow Country Park; and hopes that Mr Clarke will enjoy a long and happy retirement, whilst continuing his public life as a member of Fife Day Care, Benarty Management Committee and Benarty and Lochgelly Credit Union.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2016
Livingston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 6 July 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2016
Glasgow North East
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2016
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.