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Council elections 2022

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  1. boothym
    Member

    Motions for tomorrow are up...

    For Transport & Environment Committee we will get either

    Lesley & Chas as Co-covenors or

    Scott Arthur


    It would be 3 SNP, 2 Green (presumably with either admin) so a sensible Labour or Lib Dem Cllr would be needed. Tory Cowdy of Lanark Road tweeting fame will provide the opposition.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  2. CycleAlex
    Member

    One of the LD nominees for TEC is Cllr Dijkstra-Downie who appears to be very supportive of active travel. How that translates into votes is another question I suppose...

    Posted 8 months ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    I know someone who knows her and thinks she’s ‘a good thing’.

    (My phrase - better ones are available.)

    Posted 8 months ago #
  4. chdot
    Admin

  5. chdot
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  6. chdot
    Admin

    10 o’clock tomorrow

    https://edinburgh.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

    Can’t wait

    Posted 8 months ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    Is this delusional?

    Members of Edinburgh's Labour group have insisted they are taking 'Tory votes' but not 'Tory policies' as they sought to justify a deal that looks set to see them seize control of the city council.

    https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/edinburgh-labour-set-seize-control-24063792

    Posted 8 months ago #
  8. SRD
    Moderator

    Yes.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    whoever gets power let's keep pushing them!

    https://twitter.com/spokeslothian/status/1529540882512461832

    Posted 8 months ago #
  10. SRD
    Moderator

    Tired

    Posted 8 months ago #
  11. Morningsider
    Member

    Well, at least we know Edinburgh Labour are in favour of one progressive policy - as they seem to have already established a legal drug consumption room.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  12. chdot
    Admin

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  14. chdot
    Admin

    One insider said Cllr Day had blamed the Lib Dems for demanding the Tories be included, but the Lib Dems said their support had not in any way depended on posts being given to the Conservatives.

    The Labour insider said the group was “extremely divided on this – very angry” and said there was no guarantee all 13 Labour councillors would support the motion for the new administration.

    https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/politics/council/edinburgh-council-labour-takes-control-of-capital-3709238

    With Dr. Scott as Transport Chair?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  15. SRD
    Moderator

    "interim" Chair

    Posted 8 months ago #
  16. Yodhrin
    Member

    Somehow I doubt almost half of the Labour group will have the spine to go against the party. Or is my math wrong?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  17. toomanybikes
    Member

    29 v 35 if they all vote down party lines.

    3 of 13 to vote against means 32 v 32.

    Just under half would need to abstain though to give 29 v 29

    Unless the provost doesn't vote?

    Posted 8 months ago #
  18. Frenchy
    Member

    @toomanybikes - There are 63 councillors,so it'd be:

    29 v 34 if all vote on party lines.

    3 of 13 vote against would give 32 v 31

    5 abstentions to give 29 v 29.

    (Assuming Lord Provost votes normally, but they may only vote in event of a tie).

    Posted 8 months ago #
  19. toomanybikes
    Member

    @frenchy cheers! I was thinking having an even number was bizarre.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  20. Yodhrin
    Member

    Aye I thought so, so we'd need six of the Labour group to abstain or three to vote against. Welp, time to take another look at houses in Glasgow I suppose :/

    Posted 8 months ago #
  21. Frenchy
    Member

    @toomanybikes - Might be unusual, but there are some councils in Scotland with an even number. Midlothian has 18, for example.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  22. chdot
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  23. CycleAlex
    Member

    Tories confirm they’ll back Labour. Shocked.

    Cllr Day was also speaking about how much they’d achieved over the last five years with the SNP. Why not do it again then?!

    Posted 8 months ago #
  24. Morningsider
    Member

    Tories are supporting the Lab-Lib Dem deal. Will any Labour councillors rebel? As a preview of what is coming, the leader of Edinburgh Tories said the SNP/Green coalition agreement was an "uncosted wish list of student politics virtue signalling".

    Posted 8 months ago #
  25. toomanybikes
    Member

    2 abstentions only. Carried https://mobile.twitter.com/donturvLDR/status/1529769881276715009

    Posted 8 months ago #
  26. SRD
    Moderator

    apparently Scott Arthur voted for SNP / Green motion?

    https://twitter.com/edinreporter/status/1529769941733343232?s=21&t=wk-FZBQXXBuOtofEJ0fVvw

    Posted 8 months ago #
  27. Yodhrin
    Member

    Actually angry about this. I know I shouldn't be, I know it's not a surprise, but we had a real opportunity over the next few years to make Edinburgh into a proper European capital and instead it's going to be a ****show of horse trading and amendment battles and vapid point scoring & grudge settling. And not even for any good reasons, just a bilesome mix of constitutional tribalism, personal ambition, and rank cowardice.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  28. toomanybikes
    Member

    Bad phrasing / typo based on numbers. No out of place votes apart from the abstentions.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  29. chdot
    Admin

    Missed his vote

    No one else (on Twitter) reporting it, but def 2 abstentions

    Posted 8 months ago #
  30. Frenchy
    Member

    No, think there's been crossed wires or a typo there. Cllr Arthur voted for the amendment.

    Posted 8 months ago #

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