Category Archives: EdEqualElect Wards

EdEqualElect: Colinton/Fairmilehead Ward

Colinton/Fairmilehead Ward (3 councillors)

7 candidates standing.

Winners last time: Conservative (Elaine Aitken) in the fourth round, even after SNP, Scottish Green, and Scottish Socialist had been eliminated. Conservative (Jason Rust) and Labour (Eric Barry) both won in round 6 after the Liberal Democrat was eliminated.

All the incumbents are standing again – Elaine Aitken, Jason Geoffrey Rust, and Eric Barry.

The only woman standing is Elaine Aitken.

Edinburgh Reporter on Elaine Aitken

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EdEqualElect: Inverleith Ward

Inverleith Ward (4 councillors)

7 candidates standing.

Winners last time: Labour (Lesley Hinds) in the 7th round, after Scottish Green, Liberal, Solidarity, Scottish Socialist, and two Independent candidates were eliminated; Liberal Democrats (Tim McKay) in the 8th round after the other Liberal Democrat (Tom Ponton) was eliminated; Conservative(Iain Whyte) in the last round after the other Conservative candidate (Lindsay Paterson) was eliminated: along with (SNP) Stuart McIvor, who did not make quota.

The incumbents standing are Lesley Hinds, Tim McKay, and Iain Whyte.

The only woman is the Labour incumbent, Lesley Hinds.

Inverleith Hustings (Craigleith/Blackhall Community Council) in Blackhall St Columba’s Church, Queensferry Road, EH4 3QW on Thursday 19th April.

Edinburgh Reporter on Lesley Hinds (@lahinds)

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EdEqualElect: Drum Brae/Gyle

Drum Brae/Gyle (3 councillors)

8 candidates standing.

Winners last time
: Liberal Democrats (Robert Aldridge) in the first round; the second Liberal Democrats candidate Jenny Dawe in the 6th round after Labour, Scottish Green, Scottish Socialist, and Liberal had been eliminated; and SNP (Colin G. Keir) in the 8th round after the Conservative (Steven Binney) had been eliminated.

The incumbent standing this time is Robert Aldridge. (Jenny Dawe is standing in Meadows/Morningside Ward.)

There are three women standing: Linda Hendry (Scottish Green), Karen Keil (Labour), and Alison Lindsay (SNP).

Edinburgh Reporter on Linda Hendry
Edinburgh Reporter on Karen Keil
Edinburgh Reporter on Alison Lindsay

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EdEqualElect: Pentland Hills

Pentland Hills (3 councillors)

7 candidates standing.

Winners last time, all in the sixth round: Conservative (Alastair S Paisley), SNP (Ronald Cairns), Labour (Ricky Henderson).

The incumbent standing this time is Ricky Henderson. (Ron Cairns is standing for the Drum Brae/Gyle Ward.)

There is one woman standing: Sheila Catriona Dorothy Low (Conservative).

Edinburgh Reporter on Sheila Low

Pentland Hustings at the Balerno Parish Church on 23rd April at 7.30 pm.

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EdEqualElect: Forth Ward

Forth Ward (4 councillors)

9 candidates standing.

Winners last time: SNP (Steve Cardownie) and Conservative (Allan Jackson) both in the first round. Elaine P Morris won as a Liberal Democrat (7th round) but defected to the SNP in 2011. Labour (Elizabeth Maginnis) in the ninth round. Maginis died in 2008. The seat was held (just) by Labour (Cammy Day) in the by-election.

The incumbents standing are Steve Cardownie, Cammy Day, and Allan George Jackson.

There are three women standing. Kate Joester (Scottish Green), Vicki Redpath (Labour), and Ruth Ann Henderson (Scottish Anti-Cuts Coalition).

Edinburgh Reporter on Ruth Ann Henderson
Edinburgh Reporter on Kate Joester
Edinburgh Reporter on Vicki Redpath

Hustings at Royston Wardieburn Community Centre on Thursday 26th April from 6 to 8:30pm.

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EdEqualElect: Almond Ward

Almond Ward (3 councillors)

7 candidates standing.

Winners last time: Conservative (Kate Mackenzie) in the first round: Liberal Democrats (George Grubb) in the fourth round after Scottish Green and Scottish Socialist were elminated: and SNP (Norman Work) in the seventh round after Labour and the second Liberal Democrats candidate were eliminated.

The incumbents standing this time are George Grubb and Norman Work.

The only woman standing is Moira Dunworth, Scottish Green Party.

Correction, thanks Dan Phillips and Edinburgh Reporter:

The two women standing are Moira Dunworth, Scottish Green Party and Lindsay Paterson (Conservatives).

Edinburgh Reporter on Moira Dunworth (@moiradunworth)
Edinburgh Reporter on Lindsay Paterson (@LSPaterson)

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