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Council elections 2022 – Liberal Democrats welcome chance to work with Labour

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There are two possible arrangements of the political parties elected to represent Edinburgh.The first is a deal between SNP and Greens - we have yet to see a copy of it but presume it is based on both of their manifestos where there...

Council elections 2022 – Liberal Democrat Group to back Edinburgh Labour

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The Liberal Democrat group has announced on Twitter that it will back the Edinburgh Labour group plans for a minority administration at the council meeting on Thursday.If Cllr Robert Aldridge is to become Lord Provost as widely expected, then it will most likely be...

Council elections 2022 – Greens back coalition deal with SNP in Edinburgh

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A decision was made at a specially convened meeting of Green party members in Edinburgh on Tuesday night, to support a coalition agreement with the Council's SNP group was passed "overwhelmingly".  The group of Green councillors will now take the agreement to a meeting of...

Midlothian Council leader and Lord Provost appointed

Midlothian Council’s leadership has been appointed following an SNP victory at the polls.At the first meeting of the newly elected councillors the SNP group leader Kelly Parry was appointed council leader with fellow SNP councillor Debbi McCall was installed as the new Provost of...

Council elections 2022 – Labour minority administration depends on the arithmetic

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Edinburgh Labour propose to run the council with only 13 councillors out of 63. This arrangement would depend on the opposition groups - Liberal Democrats and Conservatives - falling into line as often as possible.These three parties together total 34 councillors which in...

Council elections 2022 – Labour confirm they are trying to form a minority administration

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With no single party having an overall majority the administration which will run the council in Edinburgh is still being formed. There are discussions among parties of all colours, trying to find ways of shaping up into the groups which will run the city....

Council elections 2022 – SNP say the door is still open to Labour

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An SNP/Green deal looks as though it would be the simplest arrangement in forming a new administration at the City Chambers, but the draft deal which was signed off by group leaders over the weekend must first be ratified by the Green membership on...

SNP name preference for Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh

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The SNP group in Edinburgh have nominated Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr Robert Aldridge, for the senior role of Lord Provost, in a formal motion submitted today.The decision has been made public amid much speculation about who would take the role as civic leader...

Council elections 2022 – Liberal Democrats are still having “constructive talks”

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It is now more than three weeks since the council elections and while other towns and cities have formed administrations, Edinburgh is as yet to come to a decision on the political make up.Cllr Robert Aldridge said that the Liberal Democrats have in...

Council elections 2022 – Edinburgh Greens to take decision on coalition on Tuesday

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At the recent council elections the Greens increased their councillor numbers in Edinburgh to ten and the SNP now have 19 councillors.The two parties together would form a minority administration of 29 out of 63 councillors.The Edinburgh Green Party has this evening sent...

Council elections 2022 – while SNP and Greens may be on the brink of a deal Labour will stand up for Edinburgh

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It was an historic election for the Edinburgh Greens returning ten elected members to the City Chambers, never before having just as many councillors in Edinburgh.Now it seems likely that a deal could be struck to put Edinburgh Greens Steve Burgess, Chas...

Council elections 2022 – SNP welcome talks about possible coalition

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As we reported earlier this evening the Greens and the SNP have confirmed they are having discussions about forming a minority coalition in Edinburgh.With 19 SNP councillors and 10 Greens there would not be a clear majority on all policies, but the two...

Council elections 2022 – Greens confirm talks with SNP in Edinburgh

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A week after the council elections there appears to be a little movement by two parties who are trying to form an administration.The SNP councillors are the biggest party group with 19 councillors and the Greens have 10 elected members. They have been discussing...

Council elections 2022 – looking at the manifesto buzzwords while parties try to create an administration

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As we wait for the leaders of the various political parties in Edinburgh to strike a deal and decide how the council in Edinburgh will work for the next five years, we have looked again at the manifestos published before the election.No party will...

Council elections 2022 – SNP and Greens ready to form a minority administration?

The SNP and Green groups in Edinburgh are “ready and willing” to form an administration to take control of the council, it has been claimed, after Labour officially ruled out entering a deal with nationalist councillors.An SNP source said it was “disappointing” the Labour group...

Labour waiting for the nod from party bosses before forming any future coalition with the SNP

Edinburgh’s Labour group is waiting for a decision from party chiefs on whether to form another council coalition with the SNP.Last week’s election returned Labour as the second largest party in the capital with 13 seats, one more than in 2017, with the SNP...

Edinburgh Council – LibDems rule out any deal with the SNP group – talks continue about forming new administration

The Liberal Democrat group elected to The City of Edinburgh Council have today ruled out any arrangement with the SNP which is the largest group with 19 elected membersAt Thursday’s election, the Liberal Democrats doubled the number of councillors in their group...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 7 – Sighthill/Gorgie Ward

In this ward there are four councillor positions and one of those elected in 2017, Donald Wilson, stepped down after a long council career including a spell as Lord Provost.Ashley Graczyk who has represented her local area most ably was first elected as...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 4 – Forth

In Forth Ward there are four councillor positions and only two of those elected in 2017 are standing again - Labour's Cammy Day and Conservative Jim Campbell.Eleanor Bird stepped down from politics and George Gordon was not reselected by the SNP.Conservative councillor Jim...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 5 – Inverleith

In Inverleith there are four councillor positions and two of those elected in 2017 did not stand again.These included Gavin Barrie, who has just completed two terms as a councillor stepped down as he resigned the SNP whip during the term of the...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 6 – Corstorphine/Murrayfield

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...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 8 -Colinton/Fairmilehead Ward

In Colinton and Fairmilehead there are three councillors who have been elected. Two of those elected in 2017 stood again, Scott Arthur and Jason Rust, but one, the Conservatives' Phil Doggart, moved to Liberton and Gilmerton.In this ward the former Scottish Government minister, Marco...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 9 – Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart Ward

There are three councillors elected to represent this ward and only one who was elected in 2017, David Key SNP, stood again.The others - Green councillor Gavin Corbett resigned to take up a position at The Scottish Parliament with the Scottish Greens, and...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 10 – Meadows/Morningside Ward

The longstanding Green councillor Melanie Main stood down at this election as did Nick Cook who was formerly a Conservative Transport spokesperson.The Conservatives held their seat here with a much diminished share of the first preference vote, while Labour the Liberal Democrats and...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 11 – City Centre Ward

The city centre ward had more candidates than any other - principally independents trying to get elected to change the way the city is run.Of those who were elected in 2017 two are stepping down. Karen Doran is moving away from politics and...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 12 – Leith Walk

In Leith Walk there are four councillor positions to be filled and there will be changes from those elected in 2017.Labour's Marion Donaldson resigned from the council during her five year term, Lewis Ritchie was charged with sexual assault and lost the SNP...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 13 – Leith Ward

There are three positions here with the SNP's Adam McVey, the council leader during the last term, and Green councillor Chas Booth, a very able committee member, both standing again.Labour councillor Gordon Munro has stepped down after a long career at the City...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 14 – Craigentinny/Duddingston

There are six candidates here including the current Conservative Group leader, Iain Whyte who jumped ship from the Inverleith Ward.This ward was represented by journalist and Conservative politician, John McLellan for the last five years, but he is now stepping away from politics....

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 1 – Almond Ward

In Almond Ward there are four new councillors - three of them have been re-elected and there is a new face at the City Chambers.With two Liberal Democrats elected here in 2017 the party decided to flood the ward and put forward a third...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 15 – Southside/Newington

Only two of the candidates in this ward were previously councillors here.This is a four member ward and Alison Dickie who was elected as an SNP Councillor and who became VIce-Convener of Education and Families stepped down.Former Education Convener Ian Perry who was...

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