In Portobello/Craigmillar only Kate Campbell an SNP councillor elected in 2017 for the first time stood for re-election.
Cllr Maureen Child, a Labour councillor and strong representative for the area, is stepping down after many years in politics. Mary Campbell, a Green councillor, quietly stepped away from politics and Callum Laidlaw has gone to work in London.
Kate Campbell won 30.7% of the first preference votes which we think might be the highest share gained by any councillor at this election? Certainly the SNP and the Liberal Democrats were the only two parties which increased their share of the first preference votes.
There are three new councillors – one of whom Jane Meagher has some “inside knowledge” of the way the council works as she used to be former council leader Andrew Burns PA.
- Electorate totals 26,118
- Votes cast 11,426
- Turnout 43.7%
FINAL ANALYSIS OF THE ELECTION RESULTS IS AT THE FOOT OF THE ARTICLE
The 2022 results are as follows:
|Name||Political Party||Stage elected|
We spoke to Tim Jones last Monday in Portobello where he explained he travelled everywhere by public transport.
These are nine candidates who stood in Portobello/Craigmillar
- Scottish National Party (SNP) – CAMPBELL, Kate
- Scottish Conservative and Unionist – JONES, Tim
- Independent – MCDONALD, Andrew
- Labour and Co-operative Party – MEAGHER, Jane Elizabeth
- Scottish Green Party – MUMFORD, Alys
- Labour and Co-operative Party – PUGH, Heather
- Scottish Liberal Democrats – REILLY, Jill
- Scottish National Party (SNP) – SHEDDEN, Simon Clark
- Alba Party for independence – TODD, Anne
- Kate Campbell – Scottish National Party (SNP) – elected at stage six
- Mary Campbell – Scottish Green Group – elected at stage six
- Maureen Child – Scottish Labour Party – elected at stage one
- Callum Laidlaw – Scottish Conservative and Unionist – elected at stage three
Votes cast: 10,654