Category Archives: EdEqualElect Wards

EdEqualElect: City Centre Ward

City Centre Ward (3 councillors)

6 candidates standing.

This is the only ward where there are more women standing than council seats for the ward.

Winners last time: Liberal Democrats (Charles C Dundas) in the fifth round, after Liberal, Scottish Socialist, and Scottish Green were eliminated. SNP (David Beckett) in the 6th round, and Conservative (Joanna Mowat) in the eighth round after Labour was eliminated. David Beckett resigned and Alasdair Rankin held the seat (just) for the SNP in 2011.

The incumbents standing are Joanna Mowat and Alasdair Rankin.

The four women standing are Joanna Mowat (Conservative), Karen Doran (Labour), Julita Mazurek (Scottish Green), and Karen Michelle Hetherington (Liberal Party in Scotland).

Karen DoranAugust 2011

Edinburgh Reporter on Karen Doran
Edinburgh Reporter on Karen Michelle Hetherington
Edinburgh Reporter on Julita Mazurek
Edinburgh Reporter on Joanna Mowat

The Broughton Spurtle will host two hustings this year on 19 April for Leith Walk Ward and 25 April for City Centre Ward at Broughton St Marys Parish Church, 12-13 Bellevue Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH3 6NE (Edinburgh Reporter)

Joanna Mowat (Conservative), and Alasdair Rankin (SNP) and Iain Coleman (LibDems) are also taking part in the Edinburgh’s Active Citizenship Group will host a hustings on 7-9pm at Riddles Court, 332 Lawnmarket.

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EdEqualElect: Meadows/Morningside Ward

Meadows/Morningside Ward (4 councillors)

7 candidates standing.

Winners last time: Conservative (Mark McInnes) in the first round; Liberal Democrats (Marilyne Angela MacLaren) in the second round; Scottish Green (Alison Johnstone) in the seventh round after Solidarity, Scottish Socialist, SNP, and the second Liberal Democrat had been eliminated: and Labour (Paul Godzik) in the ninth round.

The incumbents standing are Paul Godzik and Mark McInnes. Also Jenny Dawe (Liberal Democrats councillor from Drum Brae/Gyle).

The two women standing are Jenny Dawe (Liberal Democrat) and Melanie Main (Scottish Green).

Edinburgh Reporter on Jenny Dawe
Edinburgh Reporter on Melanie Main (@melaniemain)

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EdEqualElect: Sighthill/Gorgie Ward

Sighthill/Gorgie Ward (4 councillors)

7 candidates standing.

Winners last time: SNP (Nick Elliott-Canon) and Labour (Eric Milligan) both in the first round. And Liberal Democrats (Joanna Toomey) and second Labour (Donald C Wilson) both in the last round (but Labour didn’t make quota) after Conservative and Scottish Green were eliminated – and Solidarity, Scottish Socialist, and two Independent candidates were eliminated in earlier rounds.

The incumbents standing are Eric Milligan and Donald Wilson.

There are three women standing: Lindsay Ashford (Scottish Green), Susan Stewart Dewhurst (Conservative) and Catherine Fullerton (SNP).

Edinburgh Reporter on Lindsay Ashford (@ssiah_a)
Edinburgh Reporter on Susan Dewhurst
Edinburgh Reporter on Catherine Fullerton

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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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