Tag archive for ‘The City of Edinburgh Council’
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 Isla MacFarlane On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Landmark group launch for Edinburgh charity

Contact the Elderly has now launched its 20th group in Edinburgh. The charity organises free Sunday tea parties for elderly people who live alone and they now support over 100 Edinburgh residents. The Edinburgh 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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#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 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...

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

  The current councillors for the Forth Ward are : Cammy Day – Scottish Labour Party Allan George Jackson – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Steve Cardownie – Scottish National Party (SNP) Vicki More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Council elections 2017 – Sighthill/Gorgie

The home of Hearts Football Club, this is a ward which is also home to Gorgie City Farm which was in danger of closing in the last few years owing to a cut in funding from the council. Following a successful crowdfunding More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Council elections 2017 – Colinton/Fairmilehead Ward

This ward probably has the cutest library in the city… The current councillors for the ward are : Jason Geoffrey Rust – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Elaine Aitken – Scottish Conservative More...