Portraits from the Glasgow streets.

“Can you go out on a Vox Pop?” – Always love these assignments for papers, when, along with a journalist, you’re tasked with soliciting the views of the public on a given topic. Nothing beats being inquisitive in your own city, being out there, looking round, photographing portraits from the Glasgow streets and hearing what your fellow citizens think.

Earlier this week I was out with Sebastian Payne, of the Financial Times, in Springburn, Glasgow, to gather and hear the thoughts of the local people, and two local candidates for councillors, ahead of the upcoming 5th May local council elections. You can read his report, Labour Looks to Kick-start its Scottish Fortunes in Glasgow here on Financial Times (behind their paywall), and in today’s paper.

Below, a few of the day’s photographs from the streets of north Glasgow. (I’ve removed people’s second names in case they don’t want to come up in internet searches.)

Scenes of Springburn, in the Springburn and Robroyston council ward, in Glasgow, Scotland, 25 April 2022.
Audrey Dempsey (beige jacket), Scottish Labour Party candidate in the council elections on 5th May standing in the Springburn and Robroyston council ward, talking with Alice (85yrs, purple cardigan), while out canvassing in the Barmulloch area of Glasgow, Scotland, 25 April 2022.

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