Council Elections 2017 – Manifestos for local government

The main political parties have now published all their manifestos with pledges on a variety of local government issues. Conservatives The Conservatives in their local election manifesto and on other local leaflets we have seen are very much using this as an opportunity to resist any second independence referendum, although this is not the remit of More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Scottish Conservatives launch local government election manifesto 2017

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party leader Ruth Davidson was at The Yard in central Edinburgh today to launch the national Local government election manifesto. She was full of energy as normal and keen More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Council Elections 2017 – Liberton/Gilmerton – John Knox – Liberal Democrat candidate

  John Knox is the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Liberton/Gilmerton Ward. Those of you who read our weekly  Letter from Scotland column will be familiar with him as he is one of our journalists. He lives More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Council Elections 2017 – Scott Arthur – Labour candidate for Colinton/Fairmilehead

The Edinburgh Labour candidate in Colinton/Fairmilehead is Dr Scott Arthur who lives in Buckstone. This is what he had to say on launching his campaign some time ago. The Edinburgh Reporter spoke to Dr Arthur More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 16th, 2017
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Council elections 2017 – John McLellan – Craigentinny/Duddingston

John McLellan Conservative Party candidate John McLellan met with The Edinburgh Reporter to explain why he now wants to be a councillor. McLellan is a former newspaper editor, having been in charge at the Edinburgh More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 16th, 2017
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Council Elections 2017 – Alex Lunn Craigentinny/Duddingston – SNP candidate

  Alex Lunn is one of the three existing councillors for Craigentinny/Duddingston Ward and he is standing again as an SNP candidate in May 2017. We spoke to him about what he thinks his achievements have been More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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City of Edinburgh Council Elections 2017 – SNP group issue manifesto

The SNP today published its manifesto for Edinburgh’s Council election on 4 May 2017, Stronger for Edinburgh. The party has set out what it describes as an ambitious platform of policies to the city forward for More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Register now to vote in the council elections – reminder to 16 & 17 year olds

Lauren Bonnar 15 from Holy Rood High School reminding young people to register to vote Registration to vote in the council elections closes on 17 April 2017. A voter registration event was held recently at Holy More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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SNP will take action to improve roads and pavements

Edinburgh SNP has announced plans for improving Edinburgh’s roads and pavements. In their plans for this election on 4 May 2017  the SNP outline eleven top priorities, including pledging to invest £100m More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 6th, 2017
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Edinburgh council Election hustings 2017

Ahead of the local council elections which will take place on 4 May 2017 there are a number of hustings in the city which have come to our notice. If you know of any others then tell us about them and we will More...