Voting article slips neatly into local press

THE new voting system that will elect local councillors on Thursday has required a fair amount of explanation, involving a substantial marketing campaign.

And BBC Scotland’s political editor, Brian Taylor, has been doing his bit to make life easier for voters.

An article on the single transferable voting system by him has been made available by the Beeb to local newspapers. And Spike hears it has gone down well with editors and readers alike.

In fact, it’s understood the editorial manager of the Alloa Advertiser, Kevin McRoberts, praised it as the “best explanation” of the new voting system he’d read.