Research reveals most urgent issues facing Linlithgow and Falkirk East residents
More than a fifth of people believe improving local shops is the most urgent issue in Linlithgow and Falkirk East, according to a survey.
A survey by the think tank Demos asked 20,000 adults in parliamentary constituencies across Great Britain to choose which one of nine issues most urgently needs improving in their local area.
In Linlithgow and Falkirk East, 21 per cent of residents chose good local shops. This was followed by premises to support local jobs (14 per cent), and housing that suits their needs (12 per cent).
The survey also asked people how happy they are with what is on offer in their area. An estimated 24 per cent of local residents think that the provision of facilities they consider most important is nearer to 'bad' than 'good'.