In the local elections on 4 May, local Lib Dem Neil Ross was elected as one of the four councillors for Morningside Ward.After campaigning for months on local issues and achieving success on the 15 and 36 buses, Neil received 2,039 first preference votes on 4 May and, after second and third preference votes were transferred, was elected at stage 5 of the count with a total of 3,477 votes.
Commenting on the result, Neil said “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 will be setting up regular surgeries for constituents. Details will appear on this site as soon as they are fixed.