In the local elections on 4 May, local Lib Dem Neil Ross was elected as one of the four City councillors for Morningside Ward.
Neil says, “I am delighted to be elected as the Scottish Liberal Democrat councillor for Morningside Ward. I want to thank everyone who voted for me, especially to everyone who gave me their first preference. I look forward to serving the communities of Morningside, Merchiston, Marchmont, Bruntsfield, Greenbank and the Braids and to representing them on the City Council for the next five years.”
Neil Ross has lived in Morningside for the last 30 years and is committed to serving his community.
He has spent all of his working life helping people to solve problems. As a Chartered Accountant in Edinburgh for the last 30 years, Neil has been looking after the tax affairs of small businesses, individuals and trustees.
Neil is an elder of Greenbank Church and recently served as Session Clerk. For 25 years he has held a number of leadership roles with the 4th Braid Scout Group. He is married with two grown up children.
He is currently campaigning on:
- Improving our roads and pavements.
- Reducing traffic congestion and commuter parking by establishing a Park & Ride site at Lothianburn.
- Improving bus services such as the number 11, X15, 36 and 38 routes.
- Developing new cycle routes and lanes.
- Getting the basics right - emptying bins on time and keeping streets clean.
Neil is the Liberal Democrat representative on the Council's Finance and Resources Committee and has also been appointed to the Licensing Sub-committee.