Council winter update!

It's been a fantastic year for our Council group across Edinburgh. Have a look at what they've been up to in the last quarter of 2018.

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Council set to fail target on roads and pavement resurfacing

Shocking new figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats from Edinburgh City Council show that almost two thirds of this year’s road and pavement resurfacing projects are unlikely to be completed.





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Summer news from the Lib Dem group

It's been another busy few months for our Council group! Take a look at what they've been up to on behalf of Edinburgh residents:

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Council Group News!

It's been a busy few months for our Councillors! Have a look at what they've been fighting for in the latest budget:

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Fixing the potholes – a Lib Dem priority

Edinburgh City Council has suffered substantial budget cuts in the past five years, forced on it by the SNP Scottish Government, and further severe reductions are expected in future.


In a difficult financial climate, our priorities should be fixing basic services and supporting vulnerable people.

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We are simply the temporary guardians of their future

‘No taxation without representation’ was the call to arms which shook Westminster to its very core, and drove the American revolution.

And yet nearly 250 years later here we are again.  In this country today 16 and 17 year olds can pay tax and national insurance, and yet they have no say, no representation in how that money they contribute to the public purse is spent.

They can also get married and join the armed forces, but they cannot vote and have no say in our society’s decisions on their future. Yet, nobody has provided a reasonable explanation as to why. There have been plenty of excuses but no explanations.

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SNP/Labour deal ends weeks of dilly-dallying, indecision and uncertainty for Edinburgh

After a month of delay the news is finally in that the Labour and the SNP have signed a coalition deal to run Edinburgh City Council.

City Lib Dem Group Leader Dobbie Aldridge said, "This deal could have been signed weeks ago. However, Labour's dilly-dallying and indecision left the city facing weeks of uncertainty.

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Christine Jardine wins Edinburgh West

Edinburgh Liberal Democrats are celebrating a successful General Election in the city with the news that Christine Jardine has been elected as the new Member of Parliament for Edinburgh West with a majority of 2988 over the SNP.

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Ambitious for Edinburgh

Liberal Democrats in Edinburgh are on the rise again and intent on winning more seats in the council elections. Liberal Democrats swept to victory in the Scottish Parliament elections in Edinburgh Western against the pundits’ predictions and people are recognising that our hard work, enthusiasm and common sense approach to politics are needed more than ever.

Underpinning all of our work is a commitment to make a real difference in the communities we represent: listening, offering feedback and keeping in touch with local people all year round and campaigning on issues which are important to the community.

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BREXIT: Take a stand for Edinburgh

Edinburgh is an international European city that benefits from our strong ties to the rest of the UK.  Edinburgh Liberal Democrats are urging voters to use their first preference vote on Thursday 4th May to take a stand against Independence and against a hard Brexit.

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