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3 May 2012 The CiTy of edinburgh CounCil eleCTions

The CiTy of edinburgh CounCil eleCTions 3 May 2012

INvERLEITH WaRD Covering communities in Blackhall, Drylaw, Craigleith, Comely Bank, Stockbridge, Warriston and Dean village

your VoTe for a green CounCillor really CounTs

You are electing not 1 but 4 councillors to serve Inverleith. Labour and the Conservatives are well-established in the area. Voters wavering between those two parties and the Greens can safely choose the Greens first. A vote for either the SNP or LibDems means that you are happy with the way those two parties have been running Edinburgh for the last five years and want to see more of the TY GR same. If that is not the case, vote EY PAR Green. Remember, this election is about local issues. It is about the future of

VoTe nigel bagshaW

I really care about what happens in the area, as I have shown over many years, campaigning on local issues to save popular local facilities and support schools, shops and businesses. You may or may not think of yourself as a Green voter but I ask you to back me as one of your four councillors, as someone who is firmly rooted in the area and who stands up for what is important to the people who live here
Nigel Bagshaw , 48, has lived in the Inverleith Ward for 18 years, with hi s wife and three children. He is very activ e in the community bo th as a community co uncillor and local campaigne r Nigel came to Ed inburgh in 1982 and wor ks as a freelance Germ an and Polish translator for the European Union .

VoTe green

Edinburgh as a city, not Scotland as a nation. It is about whether you want to be represented by someone who has shown themselves committed to the area.

To elect Nigel Bagshaw as one of your fourcouncillors please put a 1 next to his name on the ballot paper.
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Can you help Nigel Bagshaw and the Edinburgh Greens in Inverleith, by delivering some leaflets, putting up a window poster, making a donation or joining the Scottish Greens? The Scottish Green Party (Edinburgh Branch) 5 Lennox Street, EDINBURGH EH4 1QB t. 07813 123 635 e. inverleith@edinburghgreens.org.uk w. www.edinburghgreens.org.uk


Protect and improve local facilities, such as sports fields, libraries and play areas Push for proper funding of our primary and secondary schools rather than current shoestring budgets Ensure publicly-owned assets such as parks remain completely in public hands Return powers to communities and ensure genuine consultation with local people

@nigelbagshaw @EdinburghGreens


Just 14% of 1 votes sees Nigel elec ted

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 nigel bagshaW ansWers your QuesTions

WhaT haVe you aChieVed loCally?
Ive been at the forefront of campaigns to save Inverleith Park and Glenogle Baths from development.
ung Spending on our yo on has to peoples educati target be a priority, not a for cuts.

Ive also fought hard to protect local shops and business from uncontrolled supermarket expansion. I have been actively involved with the Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership, as well as Flora Stevenson and Broughton High School parent councils.

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.

Why Would you MaKe a good CiTy CounCillor?

While chairing Stockbridge and Inverleith Community Council for six years, Ive made sure that local voices are heard and taken into account. Over the years I have campaigned successfully against various poorly-conceived schemes in the face of a council whose priorities have been out of step with those of the community. As a community councillor it has been my job to listen to people and represent their views. As a city councillor I will continue to do so with even greater force.

WhaT Will you do onCe eleCTed?

Im committed to ensure that publicly-owned assets remain in public hands and that residents are genuinely consulted where new development is planned. I want to push for proper funding of our primary and secondary schools so they can function properly, rather than on shoestring budgets. Ill protect and enhance the green and natural assets of the area. Ill also promote local shops and businesses. My priority will always be to protect local facilities and the local environment and to put the needs of people before those of grand schemes and large corporations.

Edinburghs parks and green spaces need to be protected, not viewed merely as prime real estate

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.

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