In this ward there are four councillor positions and only two of the 2017 councillors are standing again – the SNP’s Lesley Macinnes who has been the much talked about Transport Convener, and Lezley Marion Cameron a Labour politician who returned to politics in 2017after a gap of a few years.

Cllr Cameron won 27.5% of the vote, and while the SNP and Conservative groups’ share of the first preference votes decreased the Greens’ share increased.

  • Electorate 28,977
  • Votes cast 12,665
  • Turnout 43.7%

FINAL ANALYSIS OF THE ELECTION RESULTS IS AT THE FOOT OF THE ARTICLE.

Lezley Marion Cameron Launch of 2022 Edinburgh Labour Manifesto at Coffee Saints with Cllr Cammy Day and Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar MSP PHOTO ©2022 The Edinburgh Reporter
Phil Doggart Conservative councillor for Liberton/Gilmerton PHOTO ©2022 The Edinburgh Reporter
Cllr Lesley Macinnes
Cllrs Lesley Macinnes and Martha Mattos Coelho

The 2022 results are:

NamePolitical PartyStage elected
Lezley Marion CameronLabour1
Philip DoggartConservative7
Lesley MacinnesSNP1
Martha Mattos CoelhoSNP10

The 2022 candidates were:

  • Labour and Co-operative Party – CAMERON, Lezley Marion
  • Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life – CHRISTIE, James Demare
  • Scottish Conservative and Unionist – DOGGART, Philip
  • Scottish Socialist Party – FOX, Colin
  • Scottish National Party (SNP) – MACINNES, Lesley
  • Scottish National Party (SNP) – MATTOS COELHO, Martha
  • Labour and Co-operative Party – MEASOM, Ishrat
  • Alba Party for independence – MERON, Abu
  • Scottish Green Party – NICHOL, John
  • Scottish Liberal Democrats – PLANCHE, Madeleine Rani Frances

2017 results

  • Lezley Marion Cameron – Scottish Labour Party – elected at stage one
  • Derek Howie – Scottish National Party (SNP) – elected at stage six
  • Lesley Macinnes – Scottish National Party (SNP) – elected at stage six
  • Stephanie Smith – Scottish Conservative and Unionist – elected at stage one

Electorate: 25,648
Votes cast: 11,995
Turnout: 46.8%

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Final position of the parties in Edinburgh at the 2022 election