Green reaction to Lab-Lib-Con coalition

Green councillors have reacted with disappointment at the decision to appoint a Labour-LibDem-Tory coalition in Edinburgh.

Green Co-convenor Councillor Claire Miller said:

“I’m disappointed that the Green-SNP programme for the council has not gone ahead as we had a clear vision with strong commitments particularly on housing , transport, equality and the climate emergency. But Green councillors will still seek to work constructively with councillors from all parties on these priorities.”

Green co-convenor Cllr Steve Burgess added:

“Nearly 60% of voters in Edinburgh, voted for three progressive parties that prioritise fairness, equality and strong action on the climate emergency. Sadly we now have a Labour-led coalition and nobody knows what their plans are, except that it will be influenced by their Tory and LibDem partners.”