In this ward there are three candidates elected as councillors, with two of those who were chosen in 2017 having stepped down after just one term – Conservative Scott Douglas who stood unsuccessfully in the Scottish Parliament election in 2021 and the one term Liberal Democrat councillor, Gillian Gloyer.

Only the former Lord Provost, SNP Frank Ross stood again, so a couple of new faces will appear at the City Chambers including Alan Beal who is the Liberal Democrat who has stepped up to retain the party’s seat in this ward.

The Conservatives lost their seat here to a second Liberal Democrat councillor in the wave of LibDem gains – confined mostly to the west of the city where they are already represented by Christine Jardine MP and Alex Cole Hamilton MSP and leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats – both of whom were at the count yesterday.

Frank Ross who was re-elected as a councillor in Ward 6
Alan Beal at a Liberal Democrat photo call on Calton HIll with some local candidates and Alex Cole Hamilton PHOTO ©2022 The Edinburgh Reporter
Euan Davidson is on the left of the photo above.
  • The electorate totals 19,533
  • Votes cast 11,492
  • Turnout 58.8%


The 2022 results are as follows:

NamePolitical PartyStage elected
Alan BealLibDem1
Euan DavidsonLibDem4
Frank RossSNP6

These are the candidates who stood in this ward in 2022:

  • Scottish Liberal Democrats – BEAL, Alan Christopher
  • Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life – COLVILLE, Norman David
  • Scottish Liberal Democrats – DAVIDSON, Euan Robert
  • Scottish Conservative and Unionist – FINDLAY, Hugh
  • Scottish Green Party – HUGHES, Connal
  • Scottish Labour Party – PARKER, Richard
  • Scottish National Party (SNP) – ROSS, Frank

2017 results

  • Scott Douglas – Scottish Conservative and Unionist – elected at stage one
  • Gillian Gloyer – Scottish Liberal Democrats – elected at stage one
  • Frank Ross – Scottish National Party (SNP) – elected at stage six

Electorate: 19,328
Votes cast: 11,530
Turnout: 59.7%

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Final position of the parties in Edinburgh at the 2022 election

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