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Kerr romps home in West Lothian

West Lothian Conservatives celebrated after winning seven seats in the local council elections. They previously had only one seat held by veteran councillor Tom Kerr.The Conservatives profited as the SNP lost two seats overall...

Council elections 2017 – Southside/Newington Ward

The current councillors for the Southside and Newington Ward areSteve Burgess - Scottish Green Party Ian Perry - Scottish Labour Party Jim Orr - Scottish National Party (SNP) Cameron Rose - Scottish Conservative and UnionistJim Orr became an...

Council elections 2017 – Liberton/Gilmerton

This ward lies on the south eastern corner of the city, has an Army Reserve Centre in it, the historic Liberton Tower and skirts along the City By Pass on its southern edge. The current...

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...

Scottish Conservatives launch local government election manifesto 2017

 The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party leader Ruth Davidson was at The Yard in central Edinburgh today to launch the national Local government election manifesto.She was full of energy as normal and keen to...

Council Elections 2017 – Liberton/Gilmerton – John Knox – Liberal Democrat candidate

 John Knox is the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Liberton/Gilmerton Ward. Those of you who read our weekly  Letter from Scotland column will be familiar with him as he is one of our journalists.[vimeo...

Council Elections 2017 – SNP candidates

There are 26 SNP candidates standing at the 2017 council elections on 4 May, 9 of whom are women.NORMAN WORK – SNP CANDIDATE FOR WARD 1 – ALMOND For ten years Norman has had the...


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