Leith

Leith Ward including the communities of Western Harbour, Shore, Timber Bush, Leith Links, Seafield, Prospect Bank.

About

We are an active group of members and supporters of the Scottish Green Party who live in Leith ward. Anyone can join the Leith green team – you don’t have to be a party member.

Our local ward newspaper is produced twice a year. Click here for the latest Leith Green News.


Your Local Green Councillor

Chas Booth was elected as the Green Councillor for Leith on Edinburgh Council in May 2012, and was re-elected on 4 May 2017. He is the Green Party spokesperson for transport and planning and a member of the Transport and Environment Committee. He also sits on the Licensing Board which rules on alcohol and gambling applications. He’s a director of Edinburgh Leisure, the Edinburgh International Festival Society and the Leith Industrial School Trust. He’s also a trustee with Edinburgh-based bike recycling charity The Bike Station and local environment group Greener Leith.

Prior to his election in May 2012 Chas was a fuel poverty campaigner with a small trade association in Leith. He was a member of the Scottish Government’s fuel poverty forum advising on policy and implementation. He also campaigned for Friends of the Earth Scotland; managed the Edinburgh office of sustainable transport charity Sustrans; worked for the Green Party in the Scottish and European Parliaments, and taught English in Bavaria and Bosnia.

Chas lives in Leith with his wife and two young children. A full biography is available here.


Your Local Green Team

Get involved: The team meets on the second Thursday of every month. We welcome new members and supporters who want to see a fairer, greener Leith. Click here for details of our next meeting.

You don’t have to attend meetings to be involved. Can you help deliver printed materials in your area? Would you like to join one of our campaigns, or help with fundraising? We’d love to hear from you – get in touch!

Contact Us

Email us at leith@edinburghgreens.org.uk

Follow Chas on twitter @CllrChasBooth or like his facebook page: facebook.com/Chas4Leith

Follow our local Leith team, Greens Persevere, on twitter.