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Council Elections 2017 – Manifestos for local government

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 Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Marjorie Thomas

Marjorie Thomas is the LibDem candidate for Leith.Councillor Marjorie Thomas was first elected to the City of Edinburgh Council in 2003 as the Councillor for the Leith Links Ward. She was re elected in 2007 for the multi member...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Jenny Dawe

Jenny Dawe is the LibDem candidate for  Meadows/Morningside Ward. She is currently councillor representing the Drum Brae/Gyle Ward. She has been Council Leader during the last administration. Jenny is Edinburgh born and bred and was schooled...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Jim Lowrie

Jim Lowrie is the LibDem candidate for Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart Ward. Jim has been a Councillor since 1999 representing Davidson's Mains and latterly Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart Wards. Previously he taught Physics in Boroughmuir High School then in Telford College.  For...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Gary Peacock

Gary Peacock is Liberal Democrat candidate for Craigentinny / Duddingston Ward. He told The Reporter:-"I was born in Edinburgh, but brought up on the south-side of Glasgow. I was educated at Woodfarm High School and then...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Gordon Mackenzie

Gordon Mackenzie is the LibDem candidate for Southside/Newington. He is the current Transport convenor.Gordon is married with three children (5 and under). He lives in the Kirkhill area of Edinburgh.Gordon is Edinburgh's Transport, Infrastructure...

Council Elections 2012 – Meet the Candidates – Tim McKay

Tim McKay is the LibDem candidate for Inverleith.This is what the party website says about him:- Tim joined the Liberal party in 1976, helping set up the student branch at St Andrews University. A close...

Council elections 2012 – Meet the candidates – Gavin Barrie

Gavin Barrie is the SNP candidate for Inverleith Ward. Barrie was born in Dundee in 1957. He joined the Fire Service there in 1977 before moving to Edinburgh and Lothian & Borders Fire Service in...

Council Elections 2012 – Retiring councillor – Phil Wheeler

Phil Wheeler is standing down from the council this year.An East Anglian by origin, Phil came to Scotland to attend the University of St Andrews. He subsequently spent over 35 years working for The...

Edinburgh Schools to get extra funding

Schools across Edinburgh are to receive extra funding of £4.1 million due to the financial prudence of the  City Council, say the LibDem group. The group explains that:-"Every primary and secondary school in the city,...

SNP demand answers from Lib-Dems on Biomass – and we have them!

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP (Lothians)(SNP) is calling on local Lib Dem politicians to make clear their position on Forth Energy’s proposals for a biomass plant in Leith.  Her call comes after the local Lib Dem...


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