South East Edinburgh includes the neighbourhoods of Blackford, Dumbiedykes, Gilmerton, the Grange, Liberton, Mayfield, Prestonfield, Sciennes, Southside and Newington
Your Green Councillor
Steve Burgess is the Green councillor for Southside/Newington ward, and is standing for re-election on 4 May 2017.
Steve was born in Edinburgh and has lived here most of his life. He went to school in Edinburgh and attended Edinburgh University where he studied Biological Sciences, later returning as a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for HIV Research at Kings Buildings.
When Robin Harper was elected as the first Green UK Parliamentarian in 1999, Steve joined Robin’s staff and worked in Parliament with the Green Group of MSPs for eight years latterly as Head of Research.
Steve was elected to City of Edinburgh Council in 2007 to represent Southside/Newington ward. As Co-ordinator of the Green Group of Edinburgh Councillors, he represents the Greens on the Council’s overarching Policy & Strategy Committee. He is also speaker on Housing.
Steve is married to Julita and they have two children. When not at the City Chambers or at home with family, Steve plays fiddle in a Scots music group and enjoys sailing and also mountain walking.
John Nichol is the Scottish Green Party candidate this May for Liberton-Gilmerton. John has lived in Edinburgh for almost thirty years, studying at South Queensferry High School, Napier Polytechnic and Telford College. He has worked for an intercity train company in Edinburgh Waverley for the last twenty years as a Guard and Trainer. He joined the Scottish Green Party in 2009 and has held various voluntary roles within the organisation. He is a Community Councillor on Gilmerton Inch Community Council, and sits on the management committee of Inch House Community Centre.
If you’d like to contact him you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Green Team
Read our latest ward newspaper, Southside and Newington Green News.
For back issues, read our ward newsletter for Spring 2014, Autumn 2013, Spring 2013, Autumn 2012, Spring 2012, Autumn 2011 and our election special ward newsletter for Spring 2011 and previous editions of Green Action 2010 , Green Action 2009 or Green News and our European election special newsletter.