News and views from the East Lothian Greens

Hospital Fears Show More Local Powers Needed

Sun 19 Sep, 2021

The East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership temporarily closed the Edington Cottage Hospital in North Berwick, relocating inpatients and staff to Haddington.

East Lothian Survey Launched

Sun 12 Sep, 2021

East Lothian Greens have launched a survey to help set priorities for the local election campaign in 2022.

Comment: Rising water levels & tough decisions in East Lothian

Fri 3 Sep, 2021

Dave Berry’s recent column in East Lothian Courier called attention to rising sea levels and how that might impact on East Lothian. Dave is right to point out that we might face difficult decisions in the future about what to protect and what might have to be given up.

Green gains across East Lothian

Thu 2 Sep, 2021

The contributions of the incredible volunteers, who dedicated hours to campaigning under the extremely difficult circumstances of elections held during a pandemic, can not be overstated, and our local successes deserve recognition.

In East Lothian, the Greens polled 3,801 total votes, an increase of almost 50% on 2016 voter numbers, which took the party to 8.3% of the vote share across the constituency - the highest share in the South region!

Musselburgh, meet your Green candidate

Jason Rose Mon 20 Mar, 2017

Why are you standing to become an East Lothian councillor?

I feel I can make a difference, and get a better deal for Musselburgh. Too often we’re overlooked or not listened to, and it’s time East Lothian Council had a fresh voice for Musselburgh getting issues such as housing, public health and our environment higher up the agenda.

What’s the best thing about your ward?

Haddington & Lammermuir, meet your Green candidate

Cris Thacker Mon 13 Mar, 2017

Why are you standing to become an East Lothian councillor?

Because it is about time East Lothian had a progressive choice on the ballot paper… and voice in the council. 

What’s the best thing about your ward?

The middle isle in Aldi, where else can you get an air compessor and sewing machine with your weekly shop?

What are your priorities if elected?

To represent the people of the Haddington and Lammermuir at council with respect, openness and passion.

Dunbar & East Linton, meet your Green candidate

Sarah Beattie-Smith Mon 6 Mar, 2017

Why are you standing to become an East Lothian councillor?

From strengthening local democracy to creating more sustainable communities to working across political divides to end cuts to services, Green ideas are needed more than ever in East Lothian. 

What’s the best thing about your ward?

Dunbar and East Linton ward has it all - amazing landscapes and an incredibly active community 

What are your priorities if elected?

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:

Donate & help elect Green Councillors for East Lothian!

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. 

Can you help?