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    Making a Difference: A Message From Lesley Hinds

    By May 2017 I will have been a Councillor for 33 years. But when I was selected to contest the Edinburgh Northern and Leith parliamentary seat, I made a private decision that it would be my last election. Therefore I will not be putting my name forward for the election for Edinburgh City Council in 2017. It’s maybe an appropriate time to reflect on my career since 1984.
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    Edinburgh's Universities and EU Nationals Deserve Answers

    Edinburgh Southern MSP and Scottish Labour Education spokesperson Daniel Johnson has called for clarity from the SNP over the status of EU nationals applying to Scottish universities.  According to official figures, of the 56,000 students enrolled in higher education in Edinburgh almost 7,000 - more than 10% - are EU nationals.
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    £9 Millon Bill For Private Procedures In NHS Lothian Last Year

      The bill for private operations in NHS Lothian has rocketed to £9 million in NHS Lothian alone in the last year.  Freedom of information requests from Scottish Labour unveiled a £50 million bill across Scotland and a £24 million bill in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 
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    We have to understand why more than a million Scots took the risk of a vote to leave the EU

    Today in Edinburgh, Kezia made her first major speech since the EU referendum. She outlined three key priorities - working to keep Scotland in the EU, understanding why more than a million Scots voted to leave and making sure the SNP Government get on with the day job. You can read Kez's speech in full, below.
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    Edinburgh Pride 2016

    Edinburgh Labour members were some of the thousands of people who gathered in Edinburgh today to mark the 21st Pride festival. The annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) event included a march down the Royal Mile and a tribute to the victims of last month's shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
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    Moving Edinburgh Forward: Ambitious plans for City Region Deal agreed by Edinburgh Council

    The City of Edinburgh Council has approved a report on the Edinburgh and the South East of Scotland City Region Deal.  The report confirms priorities for the ambitious £2bn proposals, which are currently being discussed with the UK and Scottish governments and have the potential to attract £5bn of private sector money.  The deal is being designed to accelerate growth in Scotland’s capital city and wider region in order to benefit the Scottish and UK economies while tackling deprivation and inequality. 
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    Congratulations Daniel Johnson!

    Many congratulations from Edinburgh Labour and all of the Scottish Labour family to Daniel Johnson, our newest MSP, who today made his maiden speech in Parliament. Once again Labour helped to prevent the SNP from holding all seats in the capital when Daniel Johnson won the Edinburgh Southern seat from the SNP’s Jim Eadie.
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