Ben Parker was elected Green councillor for Morningside ward in the 2022 Council Elections.
Originally from North Yorkshire, Ben moved to Edinburgh for University in 2015 and has lived in the South of the city ever since. Ben has previously worked as a shop manager for a local FairTrade shop, and he now works for a Scotland wide, disability housing information and advice charity.
Ben has a particular interest in housing policy, as well as transport/active travel. Locally, he has been involved in setting up a safe walking, wheeling and cycling group promoting the Greenbank-Meadows Quiet Route, and he is interested in thinking more about what can be done to make the Bruntsfield/Morningside high street a safer and more welcoming place for people to meet and gather.