News and views from the East Lothian Greens

Previously threatened cuts appear to have been shelved but we cannot be complacent

Tue 21 Feb, 2017

East Lothian Council sets its budget today (Tue 21 Feb).

A council consultation late last year highlighted potential cuts to services and facilities and increased charges, but in light of the additional £160million secured for local government by the Green MSPs, there is an additional £2.9million for East Lothian Council. On top of that, there is a further £3m from the changes to upper bands of Council Tax.

Jason Rose, Green candidate for Musselburgh, said:

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Wed 15 Feb, 2017

We've got five fantastic candidates standing to be local councillors across East Lothian, but we need your help to get them elected!   This year, Scottish Green Party candidates are standing to put Power in Your Hands. To transform local democracy, fight council cuts and connect our communities. 

We need your help to get the Green message out to more voters than ever before. But that needs money - for leaflets, newsletters and more. 

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I promise to continue campaigning on the issues that matter to Musselburgh

Jason Rose Wed 15 Feb, 2017

I’m standing to become one of Musselburgh’s four councillors on East Lothian Council.

The election takes place on 4 May, although many people cast postal votes in the weeks beforehand.

Our candidates for the council elections on 4 May

Sat 11 Feb, 2017

East Lothian Greens today (11 Feb) announced their candidates for the local government elections in three months’ time, and say they are confident of electing the county’s first Green councillors.

The party will contest five of East Lothian’s six council wards, with Green councillors potentially holding the balance of power on the 22-member authority.


Thu 2 Feb, 2017

East Lothian Greens are welcoming the party's historic deal to secure £160million of additional funds from the Scottish Government to protect local council services such as schools and social care.

Using the local government allocation formula, East Lothian’s share is £3million. This cancels the £3million cut proposed by the Scottish Government. This additional cash should be factored into East Lothian Council’s budget deliberations, due on 21 February.