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EdEqualElect: Portobello/Craigmillar Ward

Portobello/Craigmillar Ward (3 councillors)

8 candidates standing.

Winners last time: SNP (Mike Bridgman) in the first round. Labour (Maureen Child) in the 10th round after five independents, Scottish Socialist, Liberal, and Solidarity were eliminated. In the 14th round after Scottish Green, the second Labour candidate, and Conservative were eliminated, the Liberal Democrat (Stephen Hawkins) was the last one standing – and he didn’t make quota.

The incumbents standing are Mike Bridgman and Maureen Child.

The only woman standing is Maureen Child (Labour).

Maureen Child at Talk Porty

Portobello/Craigmillar Hustings on 25th April 2012 at 7pm – 9pm at 2F1 Portobello High St, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH15 1AF, organised by Portobello Community Council.

Edinburgh Reporter on Maureen Child (@MaureenChild1)

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EdEqualElect: Liberton/Gilmerton Ward

Liberton/Gilmerton Ward (4 councillors)

8 candidates standing.

Winners last time: SNP (Tom Buchanan) in the first round. Labour (Norma M Hart) in the second round. After two independents, the Solidarity, Scottish Socialist, Scottish Green, and Conservative were eliminated, in the ninth round Liberal Democrats (Conor Snowden), and the second Labour candidate (Ian Murray) who didn’t make quota. Ian Murray was elected as an MP in May 2010, and the by-election held the seat for Labour (Bill Cook).

The incumbents standing are Tom Buchanan, Norma Hart, and Bill Cook.

The women standing are Norma Hart (Labour) and Joan Carter (Scottish Green).

Edinburgh Reporter on Norma Hart
Edinburgh Reporter on Joan Carter

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EdEqualElect: Southside/Newington Ward

Southside/Newington Ward (4 councillors)

8 candidates standing.

Winners last time: Labour (Ian Perry) in the sixth round (after an independent, the Solidarity, Liberal, Scottish Socialist, and SNP were eliminated). Then Liberal Democrats (Gordon Mackenzie), Scottish Green (Steve Burgess), and Conservative (Cameron Rose) all in the eighth round.

The incumbents standing are Ian Perry, Gordon Mackenzie, Steve Burgess, and Cameron Rose.

The only woman standing is Margaret Lea (Liberal Party in Scotland).

Edinburgh Reporter on Margaret Lea

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See also: Gordon Murdie.

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EdEqualElect: Craigentinny/Duddingston Ward

Craigentinny/Duddingston Ward (3 councillors)

8 candidates standing.

Winners last time: Labour (Ewan Aitken) and SNP (Stefan Tymkewycz) both in the first round. After two independents, and the Scottish Socialist, Liberal, Solidarity, Labour, Scottish Green, and Conservative candidates were eliminated, the Liberal Democrat (Gary Peacock) was the last one standing – but he didn’t make quota.

The incumbents standing are Stefan Tymkewycz and Gary John Peacock.

The only woman standing is Joan Griffiths (Labour).

Edinburgh Reporter on Joan Griffiths

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EdEqualElect: Leith Ward

Leith Ward (3 councillors)

7 candidates standing.

Winners last time: SNP (Rob Munn) in the first round. Liberal Democrats (Marjorie Thomas) in the fifth round after Scottish Socialist, Liberal, and Conservative eliminated. Labour (Gordon Munro) in the seventh round after the second Labour candidate was eliminated.

The incumbents standing are Rob Munn, Gordon Munro, and Marjorie Thomas.

The only women standing are Marjorie Thomas (Liberal Democrats) and Nicola Ross (Conservatives)

Edinburgh Reporter on Marjorie Thomas
Edinburgh Reporter on Nicola Ross (@nicolaaross)

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EdEqualElect: Leith Walk Ward

Leith Walk Ward (4 councillors)

11 candidates standing.

Winners last time: SNP (Deidre L Brock) in the first round. Liberal Democrats (Louise A Lang) in the fifth round – Liberal, Scottish Socialist, and an independent eliminated. Scottish Green (Maggie Chapman) in the eighth round (Solidarity and Conservative eliminated) and Labour (Angela Blacklock) in the 10th round (the second Labour candidate, Trevor Davies was eliminated).

The incumbents standing are Deirdre Leanne Brock (SNP), Angela Blacklock (Labour), and Maggie Chapman (Scottish Green). They’re also the only three women standing.

Edinburgh Reporter on Angela Blacklock
Edinburgh Reporter on Deirdre L Brock (@DeidreBrock)
Edinburgh Reporter on Maggie Chapman (@MaggieEdinburgh)

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)

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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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