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Hustings for an equal council

Tomorrow (18th April) is your very last day to get registered to vote in the council elections on 3rd May. You’ve got till 5pm.

There were two hustings tomorrow. But the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce “Business Hustings” with all the party leaders on 18th April has been cancelled. (Contact them for information.) The other hustings, hosted by the Federation of Small Businesses and the Evening News, has all male candidates the panellists are: Jeremy Balfour (Conservative), Tom Buchanan (SNP), Andrew Burns (Labour), Tim McKay (Lib. Dem), and Chas Booth (Scottish Green Party). It’s in Bread Street from 6pm and may require a ticket for admission.

On Thursday 19th April there are four hustings:
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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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