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    Our Economy and Jobs

    Edinburgh’s economy is the engine of the Scottish economy. Edinburgh has the highest output per resident and is significantly higher than the Scottish and UK average. Yet the SNP Government has cut our city's budget by more than any other Local Authority in the country.
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    Our Homes

    For the last five years, Labour has taken the lead in housing for the City at a time when demand for housing that people can afford is at an all-time high. Nearly one-third of Edinburgh households now live in expensive and insecure tenancies in the private rented sector. Labour's record of housing delivery has been good with more than 5000 households helped into new homes that they can afford, all built on brownfield sites across every neighbourhood.
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    Our Caring City: Health and Social Care

    For the last five years, as part of the Capital Coalition, Labour has taken the lead in health and social care services for the city - our current Convener of Health and Social Care, Councillor Ricky Henderson, outlines our priorities for health and social care services:
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    Our Children: Education and Families

    For the last five years, as part of the Capital Coalition, Labour has taken the lead in Education for the city - our current Convener of Education, Councillor Cammy Day, outlines our achievements:
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    EDINBURGH DOESN’T WANT A SECOND REFERENDUM

    Tonight the Nationalists fired the starting gun on a second independence referendum. Edinburgh does not want, and does not need another referendum. Another referendum won’t improve our schools or hospitals. Years of more division won’t lift a single child out of poverty or grow our city’s economy. Edinburgh Labour is focussed on protecting public services and improving our city for everyone who lives here, because together we’re stronger. 
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    TOM WATSON: ONLY LABOUR COUNCILLORS WILL PROTECT EDINBURGH'S PUBLIC SERVICES

    Tom Watson and Kezia Dugdale joined Edinburgh Labour council candidates to discuss our vision for Edinburgh.  We are clear. Edinburgh does not want, and does not need another referendum. Another referendum won’t improve our schools or hospitals. Years of more division won’t lift a single child out of poverty or grow our city’s economy. Edinburgh Labour is focussed on protecting public services and improving our city for everyone who lives here, because together we’re stronger. 
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    Conference in historic vote for federalism

    Scottish Labour Conference today backed federalism in a historic vote. Party members and trade unionists voted in favour of the establishment of a People's Constitutional Convention, following calls by Kezia Dugdale for a federal UK and a new Act of Union. The successful vote is the culmination of months of work by Kezia Dugdale. Scottish Labour believes our country is deeply divided, and the motion passed today states ‘we believe that together we’re stronger’.
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    REDUCE, RE-USE, RECYCLE

    In Edinburgh we want to reduce our waste, reuse and recycle. One of Labour’s top priorities is to keep our city clean. Not just the city Centre but in all our communities. This Labour-led Council has plans, taken action and implemented a Waste and Cleansing Improvement Plan. This has seen an overall reduction in missed collections, as well as an increase in the percentage of street cleansing enquiries addressed within the timescale.
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    An Election To Decide The Future Of Public Services

    Scottish Labour today launched its vision for local government, calling for an overhaul of the tax system to rescue the country’s public services.As the party fired the starting gun for the council elections, deputy leader Alex Rowley said today’s generation of Scots have the chance to ‘shape the provision and future of care services’ and the chance to ‘give young people a better future’.He called for a debate about ‘the kind of society we want, the kind of public services we want, and the kind of Scotland we all want to live in’.
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    Strategic Plan Will Help Us Build For The Future

      Edinburgh is a hugely successful city which is expected to grow by about ten per cent in the next decade.The Capital also continues to be the most prosperous UK city outside London and the percentage of our workforce with a degree level qualification or equivalent is higher than any other major UK city.While it is important that Edinburgh and its economy continue to grow, we need to plan carefully and strategically for this change to ensure that we retain and enhance Edinburgh’s built and natural assets for future generations.
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