On Thursday 23rd February Edinburgh City Council voted to set a budget for the coming Financial Year.
All parties proposed a budget with the SNP/Green opting to present a shared budget. After three rounds of voting, the Liberal Democrat budget was passed, securing the highest number of votes across the chamber.
Local Lib Dem councillor Hal Osler said, “I am delighted the Liberal Democrat Budget was passed. Since the Council faces over £70m of cuts due to continuing underfunding from the SNP/Green Scottish Government it is more important than ever that we have listened to what residents wanted and try to spend money wisely.
"In the Budget we have managed to stop £5m of education cuts, invest £11m extra into tackling our broken roads, paths and pavements, invest £3m more into our parks and greenspaces and invest a much-needed £2m in flood prevention measures.
"It was made extremely clear to us by residents that we are fortunate enough to represent that they wanted the Council to focus on protecting our childrens’ education and invest in the basics of the City. That is what we have done.”