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Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 – Labour to launch their campaign on Thursday

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Labour Leader, Keir Starmer, will launch Labour’s election campaigns across the UK on Thursday.In a speech tomorrow morning, the Labour leader will say that a vote for Labour in this year’s national elections is...

Council news – first anniversary of SNP-Labour coalition

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It is only just a year since the ink was drying on the SNP-Labour coalition agreement in the Council Leader's office. I was there to witness the signing of the official document, which had...

Scottish Labour leader aiming to get his message out with a little help from...

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Richard Leonard, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, will be joined by Jeremy Corbyn today in Glasgow where they will both speak about the months ahead.Mr Leonard will announce his ambition that the core...

Stand up to racism unity event at Parliament this weekend

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A 'Stand up to Racism ‘No to Racism, No to Islamophobia—Football for All’ unity event will be held in Edinburgh this weekend.Organised by Stand Up to Racism and supported by SACC, Scottish Trade  Union Congress (STUC), Show...

Council Elections 2017 – Manifestos for local government

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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...

Council by-election Leith Walk Ward – Marion Donaldson

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Marion Donaldson is the Scottish Labour candidate for the Leith Walk Ward at the upcoming by-election in September. A former pharmacist she is now a volunteer at the local food bank and is a member...

Midlothian MP standing down at the General Election

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David Hamilton MP for Midlothian has announced today that he is standing down at the General Election in May 2015.Mr Hamilton has represented the constituency since 2001 and was elected last time in 2010...

Scottish Independence Referendum – Neil Findlay MSP recommends some reading

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Neil Findlay is the Labour MSP for Lothians and he would like to recommend some reading around the issues which he believes will decide the Independence debate.“The Red Paper on Scotland 2014 – Class,...

Scottish Independence Referendum – Why Council Leader Andrew Burns is voting no

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by City of Edinburgh Council Leader Andrew Burns.A year to go until the referendum.I've a shocking acknowledgement to make - I don't think the sky will fall in, if Scotland votes yes next year...

Edinburgh MP calls for East Coast rail franchise to be publicly run

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East Coast Line franchise: Mark Lazarowicz MP calls for publicly operated company to be allowed to bidIn questioning the Transport Secretary today following the Government’s announcement that it is going to put the East...

Edinburgh Council will move forward with Historic coalition

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Labour Party and Scottish National Party form historic coalition at the City of Edinburgh Council.The Labour Party and the Scottish National Party have signed an agreement to work together to run The City of...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Vicki Redpath

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Vicki Redpath is standing as Labour candidate for the Forth Ward.She was born in Essex but has spent most of her life in Hull before moving to Edinburgh in 2001.Vicki has studied Fine Art...

Council Elections – Meet the candidates – Paul Godzik

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Paul Godzik is standing for election as Labour candidate for The Meadows/Morningside Ward. He was elected councillor for the Meadows and Morningside area in 2007, becoming Labour’s first councillor in the Morningside area. He is...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Gordon Munro

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Gordon Munro is standing as Labour candidate for Leith Ward.He was first elected for the Harbour Ward in 2003, winning back the seat from the SNP. He was then re-elected in 2007 for the...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Norma Hart

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Norma Hart is standing as Labour candidate for the Liberton/Gilmerton Ward. She was previously elected in 2007 as one of two Labour councillors for the Liberton/Gilmerton ward.She is the group’s spokesperson for Economic Development...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the Candidates – Ian Perry

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Ian Perry is standing as Labour candidate for Southside/Newington Ward.He has told us about his past experience:-"I am a full time councillor having previous retired as a lecturer at Stevenson College 2007. I am...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Tom McInally

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Tom McInally is standing for election as Labour Group candidate in the Corstorphine/Murrayfield Ward. He was born in Glasgow in 1960 and followed his father into Strathclyde Police, joining at the age of 18....

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Nick Gardner

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Nick Gardner is standing as Labour candidate for the Leith Walk Ward.Nick was born in Watford, and educated in Hertfordshire. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1983 with an MA(Hons) in English...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Bill Cook

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Bill Cook is standing as Labour candidate for Liberton/Gilmerton Ward. Cook was first elected to The City of Edinburgh Council in September 2010. In June 2011 he took on the portfolio for Community Safety. He...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Karen Keil

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Karen Keil is standing as Labour Party candidate for the Drumbrae/Gyle ward. She was born and raised in Edinburgh, and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BD in 1982.Keil worked for the...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Angela Blacklock

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Angela Blacklock is standing as Labour candidate for Leith Walk Ward.Her keen interests are equalities and education and she is the Labour group's spokesperson for Equalities and Early Years.She is Convenor of the Leith...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Billy Fitzpatrick

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Billy Fitzpatrick, 58, is a father of two. He was born and educated in Edinburgh, and is standing as a Labour candidate for the Almond Ward in 2012.Billy works in Edinburgh for the Western...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Lesley Hinds

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Lesley Hinds is standing as Labour candidate for the Inverleith Ward.She first became a Councillor in 1984 and has been a member of Edinburgh District Council and the City of Edinburgh Council. Currently the...

Council elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Eric Barry

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Eric Barry is the Labour candidate for Colinton/Fairemilehead Ward. This is what he has told The Reporter about himself:-"I was elected in 2007 to the Colinton Fairmilehead ward where I have lived for 34 years,...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Maureen Child

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Maureen Child is the Labour group candidate for Portobello/Craigmillar ward.She has been an Edinburgh councillor since 1995.Maureen was first elected for Milton Ward in Edinburgh East and represented Portobello/Milton for over four years. She...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Karen Doran

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Karen Doran is Labour's candidate for the City Centre.Karen was born and brought up in Edinburgh, and has lived here all her life.She was educated at Tollcross Primary School and James Gillespie's High School....

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Alex Lunn

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Alex Lunn is standing as Labour candidate for the Craigentinny/Duddingston ward.He has lived virtually his whole life in South East Edinburgh. His parents came from the Inch and Liberton.He was brought up in Fernieside,...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Joan Griffiths

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Joan Griffiths is standing as Labour Candidate for the Craigentinny/Duddingston ward.She told us:- "I have lived in Craigentinny/Duddingston for over 37 years and have been an active member of my Community for all of that...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Donald WIlson

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Donald Wilson is standing as Labour Candidate for the Sighthill/Gorgie Ward. Wilson has been a Councillor in Edinburgh since 1999, previously representing the Shandon Ward until elected as one of the two Labour Councillors...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Eric Milligan

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Eric Milligan is standing as Labour candidate for the Sighthill/Gorgie Ward.He has been councillor for Sighthill/Gorgie Ward, in West Edinburgh during the current administration, and is always very vocal, and sometimes, entertaining, in the...

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