THE council election enters its final day of campaigning today before the polling stations open on Thursday morning.

The Scottish Greens are calling on people to vote for their candidates to ensure Greens hold the balance of power in councils to push through environmental change.

The Greens are standing one candidate in each of the 23 Glasgow wards.

The Greens have six councillors in Glasgow and have agreed budgets with the SNP minority administration in recent years.

In 2017 the Greens won seven seats but lost one when Martin Bartos left the party and continued as an independent councillor.

Lorna Slater, the party’s co-leader, said they will ensure better public transport and community-led decisions.

Slater said: “This election is about action in our communities, which is why we need more Green councillors all over Scotland, pushing local authorities to cut carbon emissions, boost public transport and build communities where everyone can afford to live, learn and work.

“Even one or two Green councillors could be in a position to hold the balance of power and will be crucial in delivering the things we are securing in government, like record investment in nature restoration, recycling and active travel, and the biggest teacher recruitment drive in 15 years.”

The Conservatives said that the SNP is too focused on independence to improve communities.

Douglas Ross, Scottish Conservatives leader, said: “During this campaign, I've visited every mainland council area to listen to people's local priorities and hear what their community needs, from the people who live there and know best. 

"This election is about improving local services, restoring local schools, cleaning up local streets, fixing local roads and investing in communities. 

"But the SNP will always be too distracted by their nationalist interests to focus on what your local community needs.  

"If pro-UK voters unite, just like last year, we can beat the SNP and deliver on those local priorities.” 

The Tories are standing in all Glasgow wards, where last time they won eight seats, losing one when Tony Curtis was disqualified as a councillor last year for non-attendance.