#GE2017 Election campaigning put on hold

In the wake of the attack in Manchester in which 22 people are now known to have died all political campaigning across the UK will stop for today. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “My thoughts are with the victims, their families and all those who have been affected by this barbaric attack in Manchester. “The Scottish Government More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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#GE2017 Jim Eadie SNP candidate for Edinburgh South

  Jim Eadie is standing as the SNP candidate in Edinburgh South. Today he met with supporters at the local bowling club where he was joined by SNP Leader, Nicola Sturgeon. Mr Eadie said : “We have been More...

By Ryan Latto On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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#GE2017: General Election Hustings in Edinburgh

As the general election on the 8th of June approaches these hustings events are an important opportunity for you to make sure you have the information you need about all the candidates in your constituency. Below More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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#GE2017 Alex Salmond out campaigning with Joanna Cherry in Edinburgh South West

Earlier today in Broomhouse The Rt Hon Alex Salmond had lunch at the Broomhouse Centre with Joanna Cherry QC who is standing for re-election in the Edinburgh South West constituency. The main reason for having More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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#GE2017 Gordon Brown visits Edinburgh

The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, former Chancellor and Prime Minister, stopped off in Liberton this evening to address some 250 -300 Labour party members in the school hall at Liberton High School. And his speech was delivered in More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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#GE2017 Edinburgh North and Leith – Iain McGill Conservative

Iain McGill is the Conservative candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith at the General Election on 8 June 2017. We met him in leafy Warriston where he was busy delivering fliers with some of his team. This area 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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#GE2017 Candidates announced for Edinburgh consituencies

  Candidates standing in Edinburgh’s five constituencies in the UK Parliamentary Election on 8 June 2017 were announced  yesterday evening as nominations for candidates closed at 4pm. The nominated More...

By Nigel Duncan On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Same again for SNP in two Central Scotland seats

SNP aim to hold on to two Central Scotland constituencies with the same candidates in the General Election next month. Hannah Bardell contests Livingston against opponents from the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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#GE2017 – Edinburgh North & Leith – Lorna Slater

The Edinburgh Greens have chosen Lorna Slater as their candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith in next month’s General Election.   Lorna is an engineer who lives in Leith, and she stood as a list candidate More...