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TORIES TO FIELD MORE CANDIDATES IN SCOTTISH REGIONAL ELECTIONS

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The Scottish Conservative party is fielding nearly 30 per cent more candidates in the May regional council election...
The Scottish Conservative party is fielding nearly 30 per cent more candidates in the May regional council elections, despite the fact that the councils are to disappear in two years with the reform of local government, reports the Financial Times (p11).

They are increasing the number of candidates since the last regional elections in 1990 by 100, bringing the total to 350.

The Tories took 19 per cent of the votes in 1990. Although they won 52 of the 445 seats, this secured control over none of the nine RCs.

A bill now in its committee stage in parliament will abolish the regions and the 53 district councils in 1996. Instead, about 30 single-tier councils will be created.
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