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Council by-election Leith Walk Ward – Susan Rae

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Susan Rae is the Green Party candidate for the Leith Walk Ward at the upcoming by-election in September. She is a newish member of the political party but is a local person who feels she...

Edinburgh councillor staging protest at Faslane

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Edinburgh Green Party councillor Chas Booth is sitting on a road this afternoon along with Patrick Harvie MSP, the Green co-convener. You will have seen him on the TV news earlier.Chas Booth said: “Weapons...

Edinburgh councillor chosen to lead the Green Party in Scotland

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MAGGIE CHAPMAN SELECTED AS SCOTTISH GREENS CO-CONVENEREdinburgh councillor Maggie Chapman has been selected as the new co-convener of the Scottish Green Party, succeeding Councillor Martha Wardrop who did not stand for re-election.Ms Chapman, the...

Greens urge no evictions on bedroom tax

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Green councillor Steve Burgess has put forward a motion to the Council’s Policy Committee for their meeting on 26 February 2013 which commits the Council not to take any eviction action against tenants for...

Edinburgh Green Party meeting this week to discuss community empowerment

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Woodlands, halls, leisure facilities and even shops could all be put in the hands of community groups if Edinburgh is bold enough to seize the opportunities of proposed community empowerment legislation. That will be the...

The Green advance in Edinburgh

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We use the improvement in the Green Party fortunes to explain what happened in the local election, the results of which were announced today. The Greens used to be the smallest group with only three...

Greens launch manifesto for fairer city

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GREENS LAUNCH MANIFESTO TO MAKE CITY 'FIT FOR THE FUTURE'Edinburgh Greens have launched their local manifesto, which you can read in full below, for the Council elections on 3 May 2012 with a set...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Andy Saunders

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Andy Saunders is the Green Party candidate in Colinton/Fairmilehead Ward.Andy has lived in Edinburgh for 22 years. He has had a varied working life, beginning in the building trades and running his own building...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Julita Mazurek

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Julita Mazurek is the Green Party candidate in the City Centre Ward.Julita is an interpreter-translator working with the health service, courts and social services. She holds a Masters degree in languages from the University...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Moira Dunworth

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Moira Dunworth is standing as Green candidate in the Almond Ward.Moira is a social work teacher and researcher. She has lived in Edinburgh for 12 years and has two grown-up children. She campaigns on...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Lindsay Ashford

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Lindsay Ashford is the Green Party candidate for Sighthill/Gorgie Ward.Lindsay has lived in the ward for almost 15 years. An environmental activist since Primary School days, she has a degree in Building Design Engineering.You...

Council Elections – Meet the candidates – Peter McColl

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Peter McColl is the Green Party candidate for the Portobello/Craigmillar Ward.Peter has lived in the ward since 2005 and has been a member of the Portobello Community Council and PEDAL – Portobello Transition Town...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Phyl Meyer

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Phyl Meyer is the Green Party candidate for Pentland Hills Ward.Phyl is a former student activist who has since worked in various roles in the charity sector, mainly supporting and managing volunteers and providing training...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Melanie Main

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Melanie Main is the Green candidate for Meadows/Morningside Ward. Melanie has lived in and around the area for over 30 years.  She attended James Gillepsies’ and at Edinburgh University she had her first taste of politics,...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Joan Carter

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Joan Carter is the Green Party candidate for Liberton/Gilmerton Ward.Joan has worked as a Community Mediator for the past ten years. With an Environmental Science background, she is a long-standing Green. She has lived...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Maggie Chapman

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Maggie Chapman is the Green Party candidate in the Leith Walk Ward.Maggie has lived in Edinburgh for more than 9 years, having moved to the UK from Zimbabwe where she was born and brought...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Chas Booth

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Chas Booth is the Green Party candidate for Leith Ward.Chas, 39, has lived in Leith for more than 5 years with his wife and young daughter. He works in Leith as a fuel poverty...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Kate Joester

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Kate Joester is the Green Party candidate for Forth Ward.Kate Joester is a Green, equalities and community activist. Currently a student Occupational Therapist, she previously worked in equalities and health community projects in Edinburgh....

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Linda Henry

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Linda Henry is the Green Party candidate for Drumbrae/Gyle Ward.Linda has stood in Edinburgh West for the Scottish Green Party in past elections. She worked in Craigmount High School during her career in education....

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – John Palmer

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John Palmer is the Green Party candidate for the Craigentinny/Duddingston Ward.John is married with two grown-up sons, and has lived in Edinburgh for 26 years. He works for the NHS covering the Craigentinny/Duddingston ward,...

Council Elections 2012 – meet the candidates – Steve Burgess

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Dr Steve Burgess is the Green Party candidate for the  Southside/Newington Ward.Burgess is currently the Green Councillor in Southside/Newington and Co-ordinator of the Green group of councillors on The City of Edinburgh Council. Steve was...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the Candidates – Dominic Hinde

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Dominic Hinde is the Green Party candidate for Corstorphine/Murrayfield Ward.Dominic is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Edinburgh. Having previously lived in Berlin and Stockholm, he wants Edinburgh to learn lessons from other...

Greens to field candidates in 17 seats

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Greens in Edinburgh have announced their candidates for the council elections in May with a promise to give Edinburgh back to its citizens. The party is standing in all seventeen seats in the city and...

Councillors row over empty houses

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A Green councillor has slammed City Council complacency over the rising number of private sector empty homes and demanded action to reverse the tide. Councillor Maggie Chapman, who sits on the Council’s Housing Committee, made...

Splashback! have support from Green Party Group against pool closure

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The mounting debate over controversial City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) plans to close Leith Waterworld on 8 January 2012 took a fresh turn today. Splashback!, the residents’ campaign to save the Capital's only leisure...

Lothian Greens launch Election Campaign 2011

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Greens in Lothian have launched their local campaign for the Scottish elections with retiring MSP Robin Harper passing the baton to former athlete and Green councillor, Alison Johnstone.Alison – a former East of Scotland...

Robin Harper looks back on twelve years in Parliament

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May 6th 1999 was a historic day in Scottish politics. Not only did this date mark the first Scottish parliamentary election for more than 250 years, but it also saw the election of the...

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