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#GE2017 Jim Eadie SNP candidate for Edinburgh South

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 Jim Eadie is standing as the SNP candidate in Edinburgh South. Today he met with supporters at the local bowling club where he was joined by SNP Leader, Nicola Sturgeon.Mr Eadie said : "We...

#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...

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...

Tories question Government plans ahead of Draft Budget on Thursday

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Finance Secretary Derek MacKay will address Holyrood with his draft budget on Thursday afternoon at 2.30pm. This follows from the Autumn Statement issued by the Chancellor of the UK Philip Hammond on 23 November 2016.Ahead...

New SNP depute leader announced 

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Earlier today at the SNP conference in Glasgow Angus Robertson MP was announced as the new Depute Leader of the party. The SNP Leader at Westminster will now also take on the role as Depute Leader...

SNP launch a fighting manifesto to get them back to government

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It had all the air of a boxing match - the stage set in the middle of the main hall in the EICC. The single podium. Lights, music and an array of press all...

#SP16 SNP launch their ‘most ambitious’ manifesto yet

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 The SNP manifesto will be launched at the EICC this morning by the party leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.In it the SNP are to pledge what they say is their most ambitious programme...

Letter from Scotland

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All this talk of “100 days” has alarmed me. It’s referring, of course, to the run-up to the Scottish elections on 5 May but somehow it sounds more cataclysmic….like a great flood or the end...

Letter from Scotland

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They say it’s going to be the closest general election for a generation.  But not in Scotland.  One opinion poll, Ipsos Mori, puts SNP support at 54 per cent, the culmination of a rising...

Letter from Scotland

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I’ve spend much of this week wandering lonely as a cloud over the fields and hedgerows of England.  On family visits in Norfolk and Hertfordshire I saw ten thousand daffodils, weeping willows just come...

Elaine C Smith and Hardeep Singh Kohli to host election fundraiser

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Comedians Elaine C Smith and Hardeep Singh Kohli will be joining Edinburgh East SNP later this month to raise funds for Tommy Sheppard’s Westminster electoral campaign.Attendees are invited to enjoy a sumptuous five star...

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 Parliament votes for Nicola Sturgeon to be First Minister

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It would have seemed odd writing this headline only a few months ago, but in Scotland we have a fast moving political landscape at present.Today the members of the Scottish Parliament have voted the...

SNP Deputy Leadership Hustings in Edinburgh

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 A hustings will be held on Saturday evening at 5.30pm in the Southside Community Centre on Nicolson Street featuring all of the SNP candidates for Deputy Leader of the party.You can obtain more information...

SNP disappointed over Scotland’s week at Westminster

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The Scottish National Party says Westminster is falling short on delivering more powers for Scotland following a week of let-downs in Westminster. *Published on Monday, the UK government’s Command Paper fell short of the promises...

Scotland this morning – Christine Grahame MSP

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Christine Grahame is SNP MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale. We asked her to write an article ahead of the Scottish Referendum to tell us about the Scotland she hopes to be waking...

MEP out canvassing

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SNP MEP Alyn Smith took to the streets of Edinburgh this week with local Councillor Stefan Tymkewycz calling for people in Scotland to use their votes on 22 May to make Scotland’s mark in Europe.Smith said:-“The European...

Holyrood ending ‘right to buy’ in Scotland is a good thing says city centre...

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 The SNP has said that it welcomes the announcement by the Scottish Government that they will fast-track the end of Right to Buy.During a debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill, Housing Minister Margaret Burgess...

SNP celebrates 80th anniversary

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The SNP held its first meeting 80 years ago today. The party was formally inaugurated at a meeting in the St Andrew's Hall - now part of the Mitchell Library in Glasgow - on Saturday...

Scottish Independence Referendum – today’s chat

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 A few of the remarks and comments and pointers to articles about the Scottish Independence Referendum that we have found today.People living in Scotland are invited to vote in the referendum on independence from...

SNP continues to lead but Labour closes the gap

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In Ipsos MORI’s latest STV News poll of voting intentions for the Scottish Parliament, the SNP remains the largest party but Labour has narrowed their lead.Among those certain to vote in an immediate Holyrood...

VIDEO – SNP Conference 2013 – Councillor Norman Work

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Councillor Norman Work represents Almond Ward for the SNP group. He is the carers' champion on the council and thus it is not surprising that one of his reasons for voting YES next year...

SNP conference 2013 – Salmond already heading back to Edinburgh..

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The Edinburgh Reporter is at the SNP conference to meet Edinburgh MSPs and councillors to find out what they have to say about independence and how it might affect the capital. Provost Liz Grant...

Former MSP jailed for a year

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Former MSP Bill Walker who represented Dunfermline for the SNP has been jailed for 12 months at Edinburgh Sheriff Court this morning. Mr Walker resigned as an MSP two weeks ago, and was expelled...

Liberton & Gilmerton By-Election 2013 – Derek Howie

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Contributed article Derek Howie, the SNP candidate in the Liberton/Gilmerton by-election, has a constant companion as he knocks on the doors of the local voters. His guide dog, Lloyd, is getting to know all the...

Date set for Independence referendum

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Scotland’s referendum will be held on 18 September 2014, First Minister Alex Salmond announced in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.The date is contained in the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill, introduced to the Parliament and...

SNP appointments in new council administration

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The council in Edinburgh is now to be run as a coalition between the larger Labour Group and the SNP group following a signed coalition agreement as we reported last week.These are the appointments...

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...

SNP launch local government manifesto

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Edinburgh SNP have today  launched their manifesto for the upcoming council elections, with a commitment to put families and economic recovery at the heart of the Council’s work.They say that their key pledges include...

Investment for green buses very welcome

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SNP AND GREENS WELCOME £1.8M FOR GREEN BUSESA £1.8million investment that will see a further 26 low carbon vehicles added to the Scottish bus fleet including Lothian Buses has been welcomed by an Edinburgh...

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