Kayleigh O’Neill was elected the first Green councillor for Forth ward in the 2022 Council Elections.
Originally from Motherwell, Kayleigh moved to Edinburgh for university and has since worked for Euan’s Guide and Inclusion Scotland. She continues to work part-time for Lorna Slater MSP in the Scottish Parliament. She also sits on the Disabled Greens representative group committee. In 2023 she was appointed the Green representative on COSLA’s Barriers to Elected Office special interest group.
Kayleigh is the group’s Equalities spokesperson and currently sits on the council’s Education, Children and Families committee, Planning committee – including Development Management Sub-Committee and Local Review Body.
In her ward and across the city Kayleigh advocates for better accessibility, stronger engagement and greener values. She is vocal on issues of pavement parking, dropped kerb access and other barriers that disabled and elderly people face in their daily life.
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