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Conservatives set out their stall for council spending in the next year

Cllr Graham Hutchison is the Conservative Group spokesperson on Finance and Resources. Here he explains the Conservative group's priorities on spending in the next year.The way it works is that the council...

Council Elections 2017 – Manifestos for local government

The main political parties have now published all their manifestos with pledges on a variety of local government issues.ConservativesThe Conservatives in their local election manifesto and on other local leaflets we have seen are...

Tories question Government plans ahead of Draft Budget on Thursday

Finance Secretary Derek MacKay will address Holyrood with his draft budget on Thursday afternoon at 2.30pm. This follows from the Autumn Statement issued by the Chancellor of the UK Philip Hammond on 23 November 2016.Ahead...

Penalty shoot out for MND

Both David Cameron and Ed Miliband backed their teams for victory today as the battle for Number 10 took to the football pitch in Edinburgh. Labour and the Conservatives faced each other in a penalty shoot-out to...

Councillor Rose – Funeral of Baroness Thatcher

by Conservative Group Leader, Councillor Cameron Rose who travelled to London to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher who died last week.Thoughts on the funeral of Margaret ThatcherAs the coffin was...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Nicola Ross

Nicola Ross, 33 is standing as a Conservative candidate in the Leith Ward. She has worked as a community worker in North Edinburgh for six years and has lived in Edinburgh's Waterfront  for four years. ...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Susan Dewhurst

Susan Dewhurst is the  Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Sighthill/Gorgie Ward.We have no further details about her  at this time. If you do then please email us. Please also send us a copy...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Lindsay Paterson

Lindsay Paterson is the Conservative party candidate for Almond.Lindsay has been selected by local members and she has been working closely with Councillor Kate MacKenzie in the ward, following Kate's decision to stand down...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the Candidates – Cameron Rose

Cameron Rose is Conservative councillor for the Southside & Newington Ward, and he is seeking re-election. After 30 years as a policeman, with his five children grown up and moved away from home, he turned to...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Nick Cook

Nick Cook, 24, is the Scottish Conservative candidate for Liberton & Gilmerton. Nick has been active in the community for a number of years, with many residents familiar with him as the local constituency organiser...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Jason Rust

Jason Rust is the Conservative Group candidate for the Colinton/Fairmilehad Ward.He also stood unsuccessfully for Holyrood last year/ Contact detailsTelephone: 0131 529 4953Email jason.rust@edinburgh.gov.uk  

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Miles Briggs

Miles Briggs is the Conservative candidate for the Leith Walk Ward. From 2001-05 Miles attended Aberdeen Business School at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and gained a Bachelor of Arts, Politics and Management. Previously he attended Perth Grammar...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Jeremy Balfour

Jeremy Balfour is the Conservative Group leader and is the candidate for Corstorphine/Murrayfield Ward. He was born in Edinburgh and has lived here most of his life. He is a former lawyer and church...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Joanna Mowat

Joanna Mowat is the Conservative candidate for the City Centre Ward. Joanna says that her main concern is to ensure that the City Centre is an excellent place for people of all ages to live...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Iain Whyte

Iain Whyte is 44 years old, has been a Member of the City of Edinburgh Council since April 1995 and represents Inverleith ward. He was Conservative Group Leader from 2002 to 2010 and was...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Sheila Low

Sheila Low is standing as Conservative candidate in the Pentland Hills Ward."She also stood in both the Westminster and Holyrood elections and fought good campaigns and received excellent press."She is married with four children...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Elaine Aitken

Elaine Aitken is the Conservative candidate for Colinton/Fairmilehead Ward.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...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Dominic Heslop

Dominic Heslop, has been selected to succeed respected veteran councillor Alastair Paisley as the Conservative candidate for the Pentland Hills ward. The diverse ward stretches from Ratho and Balerno through to Currie and Juniper Green and in to Clovenstone and Kingsnowe. Dominic,...

Council elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Mark McInnes

Mark McInnes is the Conservative Group candidate for the Meadows/Morningside Ward.In the current administration he has been a member of the Transport, Infrastructure & Environment and Policy & Strategy committees.Contact detailsTelephone: 0131 529 4958Email mark.mcinnes@edinburgh.gov.uk

Politics:- Conservatives want discount on council tax for elderly

The Scottish Conservatives have announced that they want a £200 Council Tax discount for all pensioner households in Scotland.Speaking on Buchanan Street in Glasgow, where she was joined by top ranked Glasgow candidate Ruth...

Scottish Conservatives will abolish Home Reports

Scottish Conservatives are pledging to abolish Home Reports.Speaking on a visit to the ESPC in Edinburgh today, David McLetchie, Scottish Conservative Campaign Manager for the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, said:"In the best of times,...


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