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Edinburgh Councillors’ Report – November 2016

You can view the Edinburgh Councillors’ Report for November here. Within it is discussed the work of our 5 councillors over the past two months on the City Region Deal, keeping the Yacht Britannia in Leith, the Local Development Plan, a new initiative to help residents struggling with maintenance, bringing in refugees from Calais, improving […]


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Army bases: Wightman urges affordable housing

Andy Wightman MSP, Housing spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (9 Nov) urged Scottish Ministers to intervene in the proposed sell-off of defence sites including Glencorse Barracks in Midlothian, Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, and bases in Stirling.


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Citizen of the year

One of the privileges of being a councillor is getting to meet so many fantastic people who, at a community level, do fantastic work in the city.  This evening, I am delighted to be joining the Lord Provost in an event to mark the granting of the William Y Darling Award for Citizenship to Tracy […]


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Edinburgh Greens are recruiting: apply to work with us

Edinburgh Greens are recruiting for a full time post to work with us on the local authority election campaign from January to May 2017.  Details of the job and how to apply are HERE and the deadline is 25 November 2016.  We look forward to seeing your applications for this exciting opportunity!


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Council cuts: Wightman says report shows need for autonomy

Andy Wightman MSP, Local Government spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (31 Oct) highlighted a report showing the social impact of the 2016-17 local government budget.


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Benefit cap: Green MSP urges use of new powers

Alison Johnstone MSP, Social Security spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today (1 Nov) urged the Scottish Government to use new devolved powers to stop an estimated 20,000 Scottish children being punished by the Westminster Government’s lower benefits cap.