New council might be any colour but the SNP still want to lead

Since the council elections at the beginning of the month there has been a deal of negotiation among the various political groups. But even today, with a council meeting looming tomorrow morning, there does not seem to be any firm agreement. The leader of the largest political group, SNP Councillor Adam McVey, is frustrated at the lack of progress. He More...

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By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Whisper it, wheely good news for Capital quiet zones

The City of Edinburgh Council has been awarded funding to continue the improvements of the Quiet Routes network. The network, which is based on the Council’s Active Travel Action Plan, will create a series of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

Even though we don’t yet know the political make up of the administration, or who will take up all the conveners’ posts, for Councillor Maureen Child it is business as usual. Here she writes from the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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When will we have a new council in Edinburgh?

  At today’s Scottish Labour manifesto launch we asked the Labour leader Kezia Dugdale about whether it was her and the executive who are delaying approval of the proposed SNP/Labour coalition. This More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Interview with the new Lord Provost at City Chambers

  SNP Councillor Frank Ross has been installed as the new Lord Provost this morning at the City Chambers. His first stop? An interview with The Edinburgh Reporter. We just interviewed the new Lord Provost More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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SNP choose their Lord Provost

The SNP have announced that former Depute Leader of the Council, Councillor Frank Ross  has been selected as their nominee for Lord Provost, and it is proposed that he will be installed at this Thursday’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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#GE2017 Former LibDem councillor now backing Conservatives

Alastair Shields, who was initially elected to The City of Edinburgh Council as a Liberal Democrat, and who retired from the council at this month’s election, has said he will now support the Conservatives. Mr Shields More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Still no deal at the City Chambers

One week after the results of the City Council elections were announced, you might have expected to know how the coalition might be made up. There is no one political group which has a majority, so it is clear More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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Edinburgh council elections – coalition talks over the weekend

Following the election results which were announced on Friday, The Edinburgh Reporter understands that there may be a minority coalition administration. Talks will take place this weekend. This alliance could More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Council Elections 2017 – Morningside

The current councillors for the ward are Mark McInnes – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Melanie Main – Scottish Green Party Paul Godzik – The Labour & Co-operative Party Sandy Howat More...