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CEC election 2017 (May 4th)

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  1. gembo
    Member

    Yep, despite lot of ifs and buts on this thread the deal that was held over until Ian murraybwon his seat is back on. Sounds like a number of good ideas. Good to see cammy cycling to bike breakfast today and Adam cycled too in his new leader of the council suit. Alison Johnstone cycled into the quadrangle.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  2. Frenchy
    Member

    Good news.

    Are there expected to be Aberdeen-style repercussions if the SEC vetoed this last night?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    "

    Chief Executive, Andrew Kerr, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new leaders of the City of Edinburgh Council. I look forward to working with them over the next five years to achieve the best for the people of Edinburgh, and to achieve our vision for the Capital as a city of the future.”

    "

    http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/2306/council_leaders_sign_coalition_agreement_to_run_the_capital

    Said the man who knows who runs the council...

    Posted 1 week ago #
  4. gembo
    Member

    @frenchy the same coalition that ran things before but with SNP chairing committees and labour deputy chairing committee. Same as before brief both sides. Quite harmonious regardless of SEC. The big change will be more hassle trying to get work through as Tories will hold things up with objections and scrutiny.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  5. crowriver
    Member

    Thank goodness for that. Not before time!

    I'm sure the Green group of councillors will support the coalition on issues where it makes sense, and propose amendments or make constructive criticism where they disagree.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  6. Stickman
    Member

    Cllr Scott Arthur doesn't seem to be taking this decision well. See his Twitter timeline (@DrScottThinks), in particular his pinned tweet at the top. Wonder if he's already thinking about jumping ship?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  7. gembo
    Member

    @stickman, where would he go? Independent? Ha ha I am making myself laugh. Scott is not a fan of independence I believe.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  8. chdot
    Admin

    Well this is his Twitter header -

    Bigger

    Posted 1 week ago #
  9. SRD
    Member

    There's some other labour guy on twitter giving me frief about it too.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  10. crowriver
    Member

    Are you referring to this Tweet?

    Very silly last line. Don't really see how collecting bins, building new schools, or local transport spending has very much to do with a constitutional referendum...

    https://twitter.com/DrScottThinks/status/875467687245348864

    Posted 6 days ago #
  11. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    It is very clear that whatever it is, Edinburgh South CLP is not part of the conventional Labour party. There is clearly an electoral pact with the Conservatives in operation. Perhaps at least three of the four people in that picture are considering a spot of ship-jumping when Jeremy turns his eye north?

    Posted 6 days ago #
  12. Frenchy
    Member

    I'm trying to work out who the odd one out would be.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  13. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I'm such a tease.

    Posted 6 days ago #
  14. crowriver
    Member

    @EdinburghGreens

    A reminder of where Greens stand on political arrangements for Edinburgh, from our blog in May

    http://www.edinburghgreens.org.uk/site/blog/political-direction-for-edinburgh/

    Posted 6 days ago #
  15. Morningsider
    Member

  16. gembo
    Member

    @IWRATS still can't fathom what ship they would jump to?

    I think instead they will learn to love JC for the man with the plan that he is.

    George Kerevan certainly recognises this.

    Regards

    Gembo

    Posted 6 days ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

  18. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I think instead they will learn to love JC for the man with the plan that he is.

    That would be nice. Maybe you are right. We will see.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

    "the man with the plan"

    aka the man fronting a manifesto that seems to have fairly wide support in the Lab Party (even those in the PLP).

    As for those who 'hate' him, whether they have any/different/better plan is an open question.

    At the moment Scottish Politics seems more concerned about cigarette paper tribalism than anything else.

    There has been long standing enmity between (some) Lab and SNP factions, though generally they used to be unified in their differences from the Tories.

    All long past it seems.

    Apparently there is only ONE issue in Scotland - Independence.

    Apparently there is only ONE issue in Scotland - the possibility of another referendum on Independence.

    IF there was IndyRef2 any time soon, it seems likely it would be another No, so it's quite bizarre that the Unionist/No side doesn't want a referendum.

    Though calling out the voters, again, soon, might be a mistake...

    However this has very little to do with who runs CEC - decided some weeks ago by a relatively high turnout using PR - so for the national committee of a party and some of its local cells to interfere and whinge is really a denial of any notions of democracy.

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    "

    Edinburgh Southern Labour MSP Daniel Johnson labelled it “a bad deal for Labour and the people who voted for us”.

    "

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/edinburgh-snp-labour-coalition-is-bad-deal-says-msp-1-4478423

    Posted 5 days ago #
  20. HankChief
    Member

    Committee Convenors announced

    Transport and Environment
    Remit: Transport; Environment; Public Realm
    Convener: Councillor Lesley MacInnes
    Vice-convener: Councillor Karen Doran

    http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/news/article/2311/council_streamlines_committee_system

    Posted 9 hours ago #
  21. crowriver
    Member

    Lesley MacInnes seems to be a bus passenger on occasion. I've met Karen Doran, she's a good councillor but not sure what her views on transport issues are.

    Interestingly both their Twitter feeds feature retweets about the Spokes bike breakfast. Genuine enthusiasm? Or just researching for new job roles?

    Hm. We shall have to wait and see how good (or otherwise) these conveners are I suppose.

    Posted 7 hours ago #
  22. Frenchy
    Member

    Lesley Macinnes came to see us off at our feeder ride for PoP, as well.

    Posted 1 hour ago #
  23. chdot
    Admin

    "

    THE perils of minority administration became obvious at the first city council meeting under the new SNP-Labour coalition when a tied vote ended with senior councillors having to draw lots.

    The coalition was proposing the appointment of conveners for four “locality” committees which are due to be set up so some council decisions can be taken closer to communities.

    But the Tories, Greens and Lib Dems came together to argue that it was premature to appoint conveners before it was even clear what the committees’ responsibilities would be. They also suggested the committees should be able to choose their own conveners.

    ...

    Cllr Day said the coalition would provide strong leadership for the Capital.

    "

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/our-region/edinburgh/edinburgh-councillors-draw-lots-after-vote-tied-1-4483972

    Posted 1 hour ago #
  24. gembo
    Member

    Cllr Whyte arguing some of the locality committees shoild not have labour or SNP convener as they are in the minority

    Posted 47 minutes ago #

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