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Political and Parliamentary Briefing
The Administration of The Highland Council, comprising members of the Independent, Liberal Democrat and Labour Groups, has produced a programme of action, which sets out its priorities between 2009-11 for making the Highlands one of Europe's leading regions.
The Administration aims to create sustainable communities with more balanced population growth and economic development across the Highlands and to build a fairer and healthier Highlands. The Programme contains a total of 93 commitments across five main themes and a further 18 actions to work with the Scottish and UK Governments. This includes 45 new or enhanced actions and six new commitments to take to Government. The themes are: -
| What we will do for children and families |
| What we will do for communities and older people |
| What we will do for the economy | What we will do for our environment |
| What we will do to make Highland Council more effective and efficient |
As well as seeking to deliver services effectively, members are also elected to represent the needs of the Highlands at a Scottish, UK and European level with the aim of securing Government policy which increasingly reflects the distinct needs of the Highlands.
As part of this role the Council monitors political and parliamentary activities in Scotland, the UK and in Europe through the preparation of a weekly briefing which highlights the main developments taking place that week.
If you would like more information on the Political Briefing or on any issue relating to the Council's campaigning activities, please contact the Council's Parliamentary Officer