Local community activist Jack Caldwell standing in by-election

Experienced local community activist Jack Caldwell will be the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for the upcoming City of Edinburgh Council by-election in Leith Walk (Ward 12).

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SNP Cuts Hit - Council Budget set for 2019-20

The SNP Scottish Government has forced a 1.5% cut on Edinburgh Council’s budget while its own funding has improved.

This deliberate choice by the SNP shows the low priority they place on core local services. As a result, the Council’s SNP/Labour administration has proposed cuts to the 2019/20 budget which will mean the loss of nine community police officers across the city, threaten the viability of Edinburgh Leisure facilities and reduce opening times for our remaining public toilets.

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Winter 2018 Council Group 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 2018 Council Group update

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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Spring 2018 Council Group update

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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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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