Elaine told The Reporter:-“A lifelong citizen of Edinburgh, I’m married to Michael, a freelance writer and have a son, Nicholas. My political career began as the late Councillor Brian Meek’s agent for 2 years before being selected as the candidate for Fairmilehead in 2002.
Subsequently I have served as a Councillor for 9 years:
2003 – 2007 Fairmilehead
2007 – present Coilinton/Fairmilehead Ward
I am currently the Group Secretary and, as an office bearer, I sit on the Group Executive.
Culture & Leisure Committee
Health, Social Care & Housing
Sub Committee for Education Standards (South West) which I chair
Festival City Theatre Trust
Oxgangs Care (Chair)
Robert Christie/John Wilson Bequest Fund
St Andrews First Aid Edinburgh Executive
Fairmilehead Community Council
Firrhill Community Council
Colinton Amenity Association
Pentland Neighbourhood Partnership
PNP Community Safety Sub Group (chair)
Pentland Community Safety Panel (chair)
Oxgangs Local Health Action Group
Pentland Community Centre Management Committee
Buckstone Primary School (Co-opted member)
Pentland Primary School
Colinton Primary School
Boroughmuir High School
Firrhill High School
I am working with the schools on road safety issues, school rolls, playground safety and many other issues.
Currently, I am involved in three planning consultations:
Fairmilehead Water Board site
Greenbelt land behind Buckstone Grove
Greenbelt land at Morton Mains
I have made representations at Council Committees on the reductions of the 11 and 18 bus services, issues related to the speed reduction measures in Buckstone and many more important matters.
As a full time Councillor, I can make use of my previous work experience of the private sector and extensive knowledge of the voluntary sector.”
Telephone: 0131 529 4282