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Craigentinny/Duddingston by-election – Ben Parker Scottish Green Party

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Ben Parker is the Scottish Green Party candidate for the Craigentinny/Duddingston by election. He is by his own admission the youngest candidate at 24, but is already experienced in politics.He has lived here...

Johnstone claims a better future is Green

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'The Scottish Greens Will Deliver a Better Future'Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Alison Johnstone MSP brought the party spring conference in Edinburgh to a close yesterday afternoon by telling delegates that only the Greens are...

Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Mary Campbell on school meals

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Mary Campbell welcomes progress on school lunches but says there is an opportunity to go so much further.This week my son will eat the first school lunch he has had in 2018. While he...

Greens say council budget should be more ambitious

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The Greens want the council to be more ambitious with its budget plans.  Edinburgh’s Green councillors have urged the council to carry the fight on budgets to the Scottish Government.Publishing their own budget proposals,...

Councillors call for more cash for school uniforms

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At the special meeting of the council to be held on 22 February 2018 the council will agree its budget for the next year. The Edinburgh Greens regard this as a major opportunity to address...

Greens question millions spent on staff mileage claims

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It will not surprise you to know that the Edinburgh Green Group are concerned about the environment, but the question tabled for yesterday's full Council meeting also has a financial implication.Cllr Steve Burgess asked...
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Johnstone calls for more cycling investment

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Green MSPs today used a Holyrood debate to step up demands for Scottish Ministers to invest at least ten per cent of the transport budget in walking and cycling, warning that the government is...
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Greens call for capital to take the lead against rising rents

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Edinburgh could be the first council in Scotland to use new powers to tackle soaring rents in the private rented sector, the city’s Green councillors have argued. The Greens have published new research which shows...

#GE2017 – Edinburgh North & Leith – Lorna Slater

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The Edinburgh Greens have chosen Lorna Slater as their candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith in next month's General Election. Lorna is an engineer who lives in Leith, and she stood as a list candidate at...

Green candidate wants everyone to have a decent home

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Mary Campbell is Green candidate for Portobello-Craigmillar. She believes that everyone deserves a decent home. She writes: "In the Portobello and Craigmillar ward, housing is a big issue. Throughout our area people are struggling to make...

Edinburgh Green Group protect libraries and swimming pools in their draft budget

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Later today at the City Chambers, Edinburgh's Green Group will claim that their budget proposals would reverse cuts in spending on libraries, special schools and swimming pools which they say the council's current administration plans. Among...

Green Group name 11 candidates for May 2017 council elections

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  The Green Group on the City of Edinburgh Council lost one member during last September's by-election in Leith when Maggie Chapman stepped down to concentrate on her Holyrood bid.But they have come out of...

Greens call upon the council to be bolder in protecting services

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The city council needs to be bolder in protecting public services say the capital’s Green councillors.In the aftermath of the city council’s budget meeting today Green councillors said they were disappointed but not surprised...

Council to say no to ‘bedroom tax’ evictions in Edinburgh

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 The Capital Coalition who lead the City of Edinburgh Council have agreed that they will not evict council tenants for arrears caused by changes in the benefits system. They will also campaign to force...

Greens worried by delays to community council elections

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Edinburgh Greens have expressed their dismay at a year-long delay in elections to the city's community councils, arguing that there is urgent need to respect their role and engage more people in community decision-making.Community...

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