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#GE2019 – in the dust settling after the election remember what the manifestos said

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Now that the dust has settled, it is perhaps time to reflect on the General Election results and remember what the political manifestos promised.There are 650 elected MPs at Westminster, 365 are Conservatives...

#GE2019 Ian Murray returns to Edinburgh South with a stern message

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Ian Murray had a very strong message to Jeremy Corbyn, the Prime Minister and the people who voted for him.Murray won a majority of 11,095 which was down a few thousand on his...

First Minister calls on the Prime Minister to listen to the people of Scotland

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Earlier today at Dynamic Earth the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called a press conference to speak to the people and also the Prime Minister.The First Minister called a press conference this lunchtime at Dynamic...

#GE2019 Deidre Brock elected as MP for Edinburgh North and Leith for a third...

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Deidre Brock says she will continue to represent the views of the people of Edinburgh North and Leith and will continue to hold the Conservative government to account.With a majority of 12,808 votes...

#GE2019 Church of Scotland call for action on climate change

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Following the results of the General Election which has returned the Conservative Party to government with a decisive majority, Rev Richard Frazer, convener of the Kirk’s Church and Society Council said: "This General Election...

#GE2019 – the Edinburgh results – follow our liveblog here

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There are five constituencies in Edinburgh and all of the results will be announced from The Royal Highland Showground where the media are assembled ready to get the interview with the candidates during the...

#GE2019 Kate Nevens Scottish Green Party candidate for Edinburgh South

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Kate Nevens is the Scottish Greens candidate in Edinburgh South.We spoke to her in Marchmont on a wild and windy day towards the end of the campaign. It was so wild that we...

#GE2019 SNP message is ‘Lock Boris Johnson out of number 10’

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Today is the final day for all parties to campaign for votes in this General Election. We caught up with the SNP candidate for Edinburgh South, Catriona MacDonald who was being supported by the...

Letter from Scotland

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We are standing on the edge of a cliff, feeling slightly shoogly. They say this election is one of the most important in our recent history and yet one of the most unpredictable. Over...

#GE2019 Graham Hutchison Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Edinburgh West

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Graham Hutchison is a Conservative councillor in Edinburgh. He was only elected in 2017, but is already the group's spokesperson on finance.He told The Edinburgh Reporter that he had always been interested in...

#GE2019 Sheila Gilmore Labour party candidate in Edinburgh East

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Sheila Gilmore used to be the Labour MP for Edinburgh East and she returns to contest the seat again.Ms Gilmore told The Edinburgh Reporter : "I think there are massive problems that we need...

#GE2019 Vote Liberal Democrats to stop IndyRef 2

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Willie Rennie Scottish Liberal Democrat leader met the press at the Fudge Kitchen on the High Street today where he explained the venue was a bit more than just a fun place to be...

Schools and nursery schools will be closed for the General Election 2019

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School and nursery closuresThe following schools and nurseries will be closed on Thursday 12 December 2019 owing to the UK Parliamentary General ElectionAbbeyhill Primary SchoolBlackhall LibraryBlackhall Primary SchoolBroughton Nursery - Broughton Primary School will...

#GE2019 SNP launch manifesto in Glasgow

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Nicola Sturgeon launched the SNP’s 2019 General Election manifesto this morning at an event in Glasgow.The SNP Leader warned that “Scotland’s future is on the line” in the most important vote for many...

#GE2019 The Liberal Democrat Manifesto

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We hope to eventually have all the manifestos in this section of our site to allow you time to read them and then decide who to vote for.The Liberal Democrat manifesto includes these points...

#GE2019 – Liberal Democrats launch their manifesto

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Liberal Democrats Launch 2019 Election ManifestoThe Liberal Democrats launch their 2019 General Election Manifesto today, outlining 'a clear plan to build a brighter future for people and the planet'.They also say that the...

#GE2019 Heather Astbury Renew Party candidate Edinburgh North & Leith

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Heather Astbury is one of the few candidates standing for the Renew Party at this election.Ms Astbury explained her relatively new political party and how that aligns with her own beliefs : "Well,...

#GE2019 Catriona MacDonald SNP candidate for Edinburgh South

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Catriona MacDonald is the SNP candidate for Edinburgh SouthShe is a first time candidate but has worked with Joanna Cherry in her constituency office in Edinburgh South West, so she feels she...

#GE2019 Tommy Sheppard SNP candidate for Edinburgh East

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Tommy Sheppard is the SNP candidate for Edinburgh East. He is seeking election on a range of local issues as well as campaigning for Scotland to remain in the EU.Previously owner of The...

#GE2019 Steve Burgess Green Party candidate Edinburgh North & Leith

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Steve Burgess is a Green councillor on The City of Edinburgh Council for Southside/Newington. He has been a candidate in several elections at national and council level. The Green Group on the council has...

#GE2019 Deidre Brock SNP candidate Edinburgh North & Leith

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Deidre Brock was first elected MP for this constituency in 2015.Previously the Depute Lord Provost and Culture Convener at the City of Edinburgh Council she has a few years of being involved in...

#GE2019 Candidates in Edinburgh South

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The candidates have now been confirmed for the Edinburgh South constituency.Labour's Ian Murray was elected in 2015 with a majority of 2,637 and 15,514 in 2017.The candidates are as follows :BEAL, Alan Christopher...

#GE2019 Candidates in Edinburgh South West

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The candidates have now been confirmed for the Edinburgh South West constituency.SNP's Joanna Cherry QC was elected in 2015 and 2017 with a majority of 8,135 in 2015 and 1,097 in 2017.The candidates are...

#GE2019 Candidates in Edinburgh East

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The candidates have now been confirmed for the Edinburgh East constituency.This seat was held by SNP at the last two elections in 2015 and 2017. The majorities were 9106 in 2015 and 3425 in...

#GE2019 – SNP message today is all about green energy

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The SNP leader visited North Edinburgh Arts this morning to push today's campaign message about renewable energy, and to support the Edinburgh West candidate, Sarah Masson.Today's message is green. Nicola Sturgeon said that the...

#GE2019 – SNP and LibDems complain over TV debates

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The Liberal Democrats have lodged a formal complaint to ITV for excluding Jo Swinson from their election debate and warned that “failing to have Liberal Democrats in the debate is misrepresenting the current political...

Letter from Scotland

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“Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye.”  On Thursday, the Scottish nation was officially told there’s a General Election on.The Lord Lyon, Joseph Morrow, and his colourful pursuivants, heralds, trumpeters and soldiers, paraded to...

#GE2019 Open Knowledge Foundation welcome transparency moves by Facebook

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Facebook has joined Twitter in moving in on political ads placed on its platform. The social media giant has not gone quite as far as Twitter which has banned political ads all together, but...

#GE2019 SNP launch campaign at Dynamic Earth

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon launched the party's General Election 2019 campaign in Edinburgh this morning at Dynamic Earth.All the main TV channels were in attendance to hear voters being encouraged to vote SNP...

#GE2019 SNP launch election campaign – NHS is ‘not for sale’

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The SNP will take steps to protect the NHS across the UK from being dragged into trade deals or further privatised by a future UK Government, the party said today as it launched its...

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