Edinburgh Labour Selects Candidate for Leith Walk By-Election
Marion Donaldson has been selected as
the Scottish Labour Party candidate for the upcoming City of Edinburgh Council by-election
in the Leith Walk ward on Thursday 10th September 2015.
Marion is a team leader for a local Food Bank and a member of the
Leith Central Community Council. She lives in Leith Walk Ward with her husband
and children. Marion said:
witnessed first hand the issues that affect our community, I know what has made
a difference and what still needs to be done. People with very little money are
having their dignity removed by the so-called ‘sanctions’ brought
in by the Tory government.These have a
severe and personal impact on the poorest families and the poorest children. It’s these
families local food banks try and help."
"If elected, I will work tirelessly to represent the people of our
area and to help continue the positive work we have seen from the Labour-led
the past three years, Labour-led Edinburgh Council has protected services,
doubled investment in roads and pavements, provided record support to get young
people into employment and helped the lowest paid by introducing the Living
Wage, at £7.50 per hour, for all Council employees."
Edinburgh City Council leader, Andrew Burns said:
delighted Marion has been selected as our candidate for the upcoming
by-election. I believe she would be an outstanding representative for the
people of Leith Walk and would be an asset within the Chambers as we continue
to try to work with local residents to act on the priorities for their area."
The official campaign launch will take place on Saturday 11th July at
Northern and Leith’s Campaign Headquarters,180Easter Road at 4pm.