Leith Walk by-election

Lorna SlaterA by-election in the Leith Walk ward will be held on 11 April 2019.  The Greens have selected local resident, renewable energy engineer Lorna Slater.

Greens in Edinburgh have announced their candidate, Lorna Slater, for the Leith Walk council by-election on 11 April, saying that voters face a straight choice between a Green councillor who will stand up for the area versus SNP/Labour candidates who will be forced to toe the council line. Read more about Lorna and the campaign.

You can donate to the campaign by supporting our crowdfunder.

If you live in the ward, request a free window poster from us (and tweet a photo #greenwindaes).

We’ll be posting here and on our social media for other ways of helping the campaign, key dates and blogs.

Contact lorna.slater@scottishgreens.org.uk; Twitter @lornagreens.

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Upcoming campaign action dates

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Next dates: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March

Canvassing sessions will be running in the mornings of Sat 23 and Sun 24 March:

  • Sat 23 March: meet at 10.30 am outside 25 Montgomery St., EH7 5JU
  • Sun 24 March: meeting 11.00 am outside 25 Montgomery St., EH7 5JU

Don’t worry if you haven’t been canvassing before – we can pair you up with a more experienced canvasser to show you the ropes. Email leith.leithwalk@scottishgreens.org.uk if you have any questions about canvassing.

Street stall and leaflet deliveries: There’ll be a street stall on Sat 23 March, 1pm – 3pm, opp. Elm Row (corner of Leith Walk / Annandale St). Come along to help staff the stall, hand out leaflets and chat to locals, or just call by to say hello. You can also collect candidate leaflets and a route for delivery from the stall.

If you’d like to arrange leaflet collection on another date, please email leith.leithwalk@scottishgreens.org.uk.

Details of campaign action for 30 & 31 March coming soon. You can also check our branch facebook page and twitter for the latest campaign news.

If you’d like to canvass alongside MSPs, Alison Johnstone, Andy Wightman and Patrick Harvie will be joining us on Wed 3 April at 17:30 to knock on doors in the ward. Check back soon for details.