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Council elections 2022 – Papers now published for council meeting on Thursday

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There are two options for the new administration on Thursday and they are encompassed in papers published this evening on the council's website. The first is the SNP/Green deal which is set out in a...

Council elections 2022 – SNP and Greens publish their coalition deal in full

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The SNP and Green groups on The City of Edinburgh Council have published their written coalition agreement which has been approved by both. It will be put to the vote at the reconvened council...

Council elections 2022 – SNP say lack of clarity on Labour deal will jeopardise...

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Edinburgh Labour propose forming a minority administration to take control of the council on Thursday. But the SNP say a lack of clarity on the agreement with the Lib Dems and Tories could jeopardise...

Council elections 2022 – Liberal Democrats welcome chance to work with Labour

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There are two possible arrangements of the political parties elected to represent Edinburgh. The first is a deal between SNP and Greens - we have yet to see a copy of it but presume...

Council elections 2022 – SNP MPs and MSPs say Labour deal with Tories is...

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SNP politicians at Holyrood and Westminster have written to Cllr Cammy Day, the leader of the Edinburgh Labour party, asking for an assurance that the party will not cooperate with the Conservatives in Edinburgh....

Council elections 2022 – Liberal Democrat Group to back Edinburgh Labour

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The Liberal Democrat group has announced on Twitter that it will back the Edinburgh Labour group plans for a minority administration at the council meeting on Thursday. If Cllr Robert Aldridge is to become Lord...

Council elections 2022 – Greens back coalition deal with SNP in Edinburgh

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A decision was made at a specially convened meeting of Green party members in Edinburgh on Tuesday night, to support a coalition agreement with the Council's SNP group was passed "overwhelmingly".   The group of Green...

Water of Leith crossing must be included in redevelopment of former cash and carry...

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A planning application has been lodged by J Smart & Co to develop the former Booker site next to Sainsbury’s at 22 Inglis Green Road, where the community council and locals say a pedestrian...

Council elections 2022 – Labour minority administration depends on the arithmetic

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Edinburgh Labour propose to run the council with only 13 councillors out of 63. This arrangement would depend on the opposition groups - Liberal Democrats and Conservatives - falling into line as often as...

Council elections 2022 – Labour confirm they are trying to form a minority administration

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With no single party having an overall majority the administration which will run the council in Edinburgh is still being formed. There are discussions among parties of all colours, trying to find ways of...

Council elections 2022 – SNP say the door is still open to Labour

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An SNP/Green deal looks as though it would be the simplest arrangement in forming a new administration at the City Chambers, but the draft deal which was signed off by group leaders over the...

SNP name preference for Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh

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The SNP group in Edinburgh have nominated Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr Robert Aldridge, for the senior role of Lord Provost, in a formal motion submitted today. The decision has been made public amid much...

Council elections 2022 – Liberal Democrats are still having “constructive talks”

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It is now more than three weeks since the council elections and while other towns and cities have formed administrations, Edinburgh is as yet to come to a decision on the political make up....

Council elections 2022 – Edinburgh Greens to take decision on coalition on Tuesday

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At the recent council elections the Greens increased their councillor numbers in Edinburgh to ten and the SNP now have 19 councillors. The two parties together would form a minority administration of 29 out...

New design may deter antisocial behaviour in Fleshmarket Close

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New lights and artwork could be installed in Edinburgh’s Fleshmarket Close as part of efforts to deter vandalism and anti-social behaviour from the historic steps. Plans unveiled by The City of Edinburgh Council have proposed replacing...

Council elections 2022 – while SNP and Greens may be on the brink of...

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It was an historic election for the Edinburgh Greens returning ten elected members to the City Chambers, never before having just as many councillors in Edinburgh. Now it seems likely that a deal...

Council elections 2022 – SNP welcome talks about possible coalition

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As we reported earlier this evening the Greens and the SNP have confirmed they are having discussions about forming a minority coalition in Edinburgh. With 19 SNP councillors and 10 Greens there would not...

Council elections 2022 – looking at the manifesto buzzwords while parties try to create...

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As we wait for the leaders of the various political parties in Edinburgh to strike a deal and decide how the council in Edinburgh will work for the next five years, we have looked...

Council elections 2022 – SNP and Greens ready to form a minority administration?

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The SNP and Green groups in Edinburgh are “ready and willing” to form an administration to take control of the council, it has been claimed, after Labour officially ruled out entering a deal with nationalist...

Council elections 2022 – still no administration ten days on

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Just over a week after the election results were announced at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre there is still no formal deal among the two parties with most elected members in Edinburgh - the...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 7 – Sighthill/Gorgie Ward

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In this ward there are four councillor positions and one of those elected in 2017, Donald Wilson, stepped down after a long council career including a spell as Lord Provost. Ashley Graczyk who has...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 14 – Craigentinny/Duddingston

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There are six candidates here including the current Conservative Group leader, Iain Whyte who jumped ship from the Inverleith Ward. This ward was represented by journalist and Conservative politician, John McLellan for the last...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 15 – Southside/Newington

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Only two of the candidates in this ward were previously councillors here. This is a four member ward and Alison Dickie who was elected as an SNP Councillor and who became VIce-Convener of Education...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 17 – Portobello and Craigmillar

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In Portobello/Craigmillar only Kate Campbell an SNP councillor elected in 2017 for the first time stood for re-election. Cllr Maureen Child, a Labour councillor and strong representative for the area, is stepping down after...

Council elections 2022 -the results – Ward 16 – Liberton/Gilmerton Ward

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In this ward there are four councillor positions and only two of the 2017 councillors are standing again - the SNP's Lesley Macinnes who has been the much talked about Transport Convener, and Lezley...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 1 – Almond Ward

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In Almond Ward there are four new councillors - three of them have been re-elected and there is a new face at the City Chambers. With two Liberal Democrats elected here in 2017 the party...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 3 – Drum Brae/Gyle

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In Ward 3 there are three councillor positions and while two of those elected in 2017 stood for re-election, there was a shock when former Conservative councillor, Mark Brown, was not re-elected. Brown, a Conservative...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 4 – Forth

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In Forth Ward there are four councillor positions and only two of those elected in 2017 are standing again - Labour's Cammy Day and Conservative Jim Campbell. Eleanor Bird stepped down from politics and...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 5 – Inverleith

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In Inverleith there are four councillor positions and two of those elected in 2017 did not stand again. These included Gavin Barrie, who has just completed two terms as a councillor stepped down as...

Council elections 2022 – the results – Ward 6 – Corstorphine/Murrayfield

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In this ward there are three candidates elected as councillors, with two of those who were chosen in 2017 having stepped down after just one term - Conservative Scott Douglas who stood unsuccessfully in...

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