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UK Government must not endanger the Good Friday agreement

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As MPs return to Westminster for the new parliamentary term there is a lot of dust still to settle.As the Conservative Party did not get an outright majority there is a hung parliament. This...

Letter from Scotland

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She’s been sent home to think again…..Theresa May about Brexit, Nicola Sturgeon about a second independence referendum.  And, in a way, we’ve all been forced to think again.  What’s come out of this extraordinary...

#GE2017 Tories claim their election success in Scotland

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson hailed the party’s best result north of the border in 35 years at a press conference called in the capital's Grassmarket earlier this afternoon.Ruth said the newly elected Scottish...

#GE2017- Edinburgh candidates’ acceptance speeches

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Following the announcements of the result in each constituency it is customary for each winner to make an acceptance speech.So what did they all say?The voters brought home three SNP MPs and one Labour...

#GE2017 Bardell back with reduced majority in Livingston

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One of the Scottish National Party high-flyers at Westminster, Hannah Bardell, successfully defended her seat.The 34-year-old polled 21,036 votes in Livingston constituency, down from the 32,736 when she stood for Parliament for the first...

#GE2017 Church urges time to reflect

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Following the General Election result which has ended with a hung parliament, The Church of Scotland is calling on people of faith to spend time in prayerful reflection at this moment of uncertainty.Rev Dr...
Christine Jardine MP elected for the first time at the General Election 2017

#GE2017 Edinburgh West result announced

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The result of the Edinburgh West constituency has now been announced. The winner is Christine Jardine, MP for the Scottish Liberal Democrats.The 2017 candidates were : BATHO, Sandy - Scottish Conservative and Unionist - 11,559 GIUGLIANO,...

#GE2017 Counting begins in Edinburgh

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At 10.30pm, thirty minutes after the polls closed, vans began arriving at Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh.  Every vote cast by Edinburgh residents will be counted here. The Council has recruited 745 polling staff (many...
Joanna Cherry QC MP was elected for the second time at the General Election 2017

#GE2017 Edinburgh South West announce their result

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Edinburgh South West has voted for the status quo at this General Election.At 4:00am  the SNP's Joanna Cherry QC was re-elected as MP.Candidates for Edinburgh South West 2017:Miles Edward Frank Briggs, Scottish Conservative and...

#GE2017 Edinburgh South result announced

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At 4:00am the results were coming in thick and fast and Ian Murray was reelected as the MP for Edinburgh South, with a massively increased majority. In 2017 votes cast for the Edinburgh South candidates...
Deidre Brock MP was elected for the second time at the General Election 2017

#GE2017 Edinburgh North and Leith announce their result

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Edinburgh North and Leith has announced their winning candidate for the 2017 UK General Election:At 3.45 am the winning candidate was declared to be the SNP's Deidre Brock.2017 General Election Votes for Candidates:Deidre Leanne...
Tommy Sheppard MP elected for the second time at the General Election 2017

#GE2017 Edinburgh East result announced

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Edinburgh East has announced its winning candidate for the 2017 UK General Election.The MP will be the SNP candidate Tommy Sheppard who goes to Westminster for a second term.We speak to Edinburgh East MP @TommySheppard who has...

#GE2017 Scottish Labour Leader casts her vote

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Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale was accompanied by Edinburgh councillor Joan Griffiths when she went to cast her vote earlier this morning on Moira Terrace.Looking relaxed and happy for the cameras, Ms Dugdale did...

#GE2017 Final push by the SNP

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The SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon arrived as scheduled at 4.30 in the open area outside the Malmaison Hotel in Leith. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and the mood reflected the weather.She was introduced...

#GE2017 Miles Briggs Conservative Party candidate for Edinburgh South West

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 Miles Briggs is a Lothians MSP and he is now standing in the 2017 General Election in Edinburgh South West ."I think over the course of the last year I hope I've demonstrated that...

Edinburgh Conservatives welcomed Theresa May earlier

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Edinburgh politicians stopped campaigning for about 40 minutes today to get down to Granton and hear the message from the Prime Minister.Nothing much was new. The soundbites were similar to those used all the...

#GE2017 Prime Minister pays a swift visit to Granton

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The bus arrived to block the warehouse door and the security gates shut behind that, so unless you had an invitation there was no way you would have been able to see Prime Minister...

#GE2017 – final campaign weekend

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Phew! We have nearly made it to the end of an election campaign for Westminster which overlapped a long run up to the council elections on 4 May.The Edinburgh Reporter will be at the election...

#GE2017 Christine Jardine Liberal Democrat candidate for Edinburgh West

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Christine Jardine is the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate in Edinburgh West where there appears to be a contest between SNP and the LibDems who are fighting to take the seat back. In 2015 the seat was wrestled...

Liberal Democrats launch their Scottish manifesto

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Proving that if you want something done you have to do it yourself, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, got hold of his paints yesterday and painted his own logo.It was...

#GE2017 Scottish Liberal Democrats to launch their manifesto today

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Another day another manifesto.Today it is the turn of the Scottish Liberal Democrats who will tell us what their General Election campaign is all about and what their promises are after the election. The...

Scottish Labour aim to look after everyone

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Scottish Labour's election coordinator Ian Lavery is visiting the National Mining Museum at Newtongrange today.Mr Lavery said before the visit that Scottish Labour will look after all communities in Scotland with what he described...

#GE2017 – LibDems accuse SNP of bridge blunder

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The LibDem leader Willie Rennie used the excuse of the General Election campaign to bring a De Lorean car like the one used in the film Back to the Future to South Queensferry this morning.He...

Tories research local election results

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The Conservative party has announced today that it blames Scottish Labour for allowing the SNP into power in about 25% of the councils across the country.Leader Ruth Davidson said that their research has shown them...

Scottish Labour may call you this weekend!

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Scottish Labour will hold its biggest ever telephone campaign this weekend as it targets 200,000 swing voters in marginal seats.The party will focus on a number of seats where they say only Labour can defeat...

#GE2017 Lorna Slater Green Party candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith

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Lorna Slater is a chartered engineer and the Green candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith. She explained to us the tactics of only standing three Green party candidates in the whole of Scotland. "Our...

#GE2017 Campaigning resumes today

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Following the horrific attack on Manchester Arena earlier this week when 22 people died and 120 people injured,  all campaigning in the General Election was paused, but with the election only two weeks away...

#GE2017 Deidre Brock SNP candidate in Edinburgh North and Leith

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Deidre Brock has already been an MP for two years, and she is very determined to get back to work in London on behalf of the consituents and the wider Scottish population.We met her on The Shore in...

#GE2017 SNP campaign to be a strong voice

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Earlier today in Liberton Nicola Sturgeon called in to explain to some SNP supporters that her party has plans to protect pensioners across Scotland from deeper Tory cuts.The First Minister bowled a 'blocker' against...

#GE2017: General Election Hustings in Edinburgh

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As the general election on the 8th of June approaches these hustings events are an important opportunity for you to make sure you have the information you need about all the candidates in your constituency.Below is...

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