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3 May 2012 The CiTy of edinburgh CounCil eleCTions

The CiTy of edinburgh CounCil eleCTions 3 May 2012

PORTOBELLO / CRAIGMILLAR WARd Covering communities in Joppa, Milton, Bingham, Newcraighall, duddingston, Magdalene, Niddrie, Greendykes, and Brunstane

your VoTe for a green CounCillor really CounTs

3 Councillors are elected to represent the Portobello and Craigmillar area on Edinburgh City Council. Greens are fielding local activist Peter McColl. Peter hopes to replace the outgoing Liberal Democrat To stop the Conservatives Councillor, who is not running again. and elect Peter as 1 of your Both Labour and the SNP are well 3 councillors, please put a established and certain to win one seat each in this area. In the last next to his name. Council election a Conservative was Anderson pipped at the post by the Liberal Chris h TY , Edinburg G stop 1 Park Way Democrats. Only the Greens canREY PAR Bowes a Conservative this time. Jenny burgh RTY But to make sure you get a PA rrace, Edin BROWN 23 Ride Te Green not a Conservative McColl Peter as your third Councillor you rtobello Street, Po 23a Bath must vote Green 1 .
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VoTe PeTer MCColl

I will work hard as a local Councillor to get a better deal for Portobello and Craigmillar. I will fight to stop privatisation of Council services and to ensure that people have a greater say in the way the Council works. I will support the regeneration of Craigmillar and defend Portobellos High Street

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The SNP have selected a second candidate who previously served as a Conservative Councillor while Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister.


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Peter McColl ha s lived in the ward since 2005. He is committed to delivering a faire r and more socially just Edin burgh in a fairer Scotland . He has worked in the vo luntary sector for the pa st four and a half years, curr ently with an older people s organisation. He has been a member of the Portobello Community Council.


Can you help Peter McColl and the Edinburgh Greens in Portobello and Craigmillar, by delivering some leaflets, putting up a window poster, making a donation or joining the Scottish Greens? The Scottish Green Party (Edinburgh Branch) 23a Bath Street, Portobello EH15 1HB t. 07816 350 953 e. portobello.craigmillar@edinburghgreens.org.uk w. www.edinburghgreens.org.uk


Make sure council money benefits local communities and services Push for proper investment into the public spaces of Portobello and Craigmillar making it a better place to live, work and play Keep supporting community renewable energy generation

@loota @EdinburghGreens


Just 18% of 1 votes sees Peter ele cted

Promoted by Dave Owen on behalf of the Scottish Green Party, both of 20 Graham Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5QR. Printed on recycled paper by Cowan Print, 23 Brougham Street, Ednburgh.

green CandidaTe PeTer MCColl ansWers your QuesTions

WhaT haVe you aChieVed loCally?
Helped to set up PEDAL - Portobello Transition Town group, which successfully delivered a major project making Portobello more self-sufficient, and securing funding for the first major community-owned wind turbine in urban Scotland. Pushed the Neighbourhood Partnership to be more responsive to the needs of people in the area. Represented the Community at the Public Inquiry which stopped a waste transfer site being sited at Baileyfield. Campaigned against cuts being imposed to services like the brilliant InStep programme at Castlebrae, social care for the most vulnerable and through the expensive Alternative Business Models privatisation programme. Argued for better funding of community groups through the Fairer Scotland Fund.

the Peter wants to see Craigmillar Portobello and ient area more self-suffic ent on and less depend outside investors

Making a differenCe
Green councillors were first elected in Edinburgh in 2007. Since then they have worked hard to make Edinburgh a greener and fairer city. Cllr Steve Burgess Successfully campaigned for lower car-parking charges for vehicles which cause less pollution. Steve also secured a commitment to look at ways of investing in services using income from tourism. Cllr Maggie Chapman Pioneered the eith Decides scheme, giving the community more say over how money is spent in their area. Maggie was also instrumental in ensuring the Council rejected deeply unpopular changes to social care services. Cllr Alison Johnstone Won a commitment to invest money in school energy budgets, worked with campaigners to keep Meadowbank Stadium at Meadowbank, and with local traders to promote and protect small independent businesses in the face of unfettered supermarket expansion.

are you inVolVed in loCal organisaTions?

Yes, Im a member of the Craigmillar/Portobello Neighbourhood Partnership where I have worked to ensure that community organisations are better funded.

WhaT Will you do onCe eleCTed?

Just 18% of 1 votes in Portobello / Craigmillar on May 3 will see Peter returned as one of the wards three councillors

Push for proper investment into the public spaces of Portobello and Craigmillar, to make it a more attractive and enjoyable place to live, work and play. Make sure that economic development is focused on the skills people need for jobs, rather than just supporting big business. EnsureCouncil money is used to benefit communities and local businesses when buying goods and services. Continue to support community renewable energy generation, through community owned wind and solar resources.

That is with just three Green councillors. Think what more Green councillors could do!

Greens in Edinburgh want to make Edinburgh a fairer and greener city and listen to the priorities of local people.
Well defend public services provided by public bodies - opposing privatisation and demanding accountability from companies the Council works with. Well support a programme of green jobs, investing in energy efficiency of homes, public buildings and energy generation. Well protect public assets - our local schools, parks, libraries and leisure facilities. Well use the councils powers to back local businesses over giant supermarkets and chainstores, breathing new life into neighbourhoods. Well give more power to communities, including community councils, parent councils and residents groups.