If Labour is the largest party, and to get the city moving forward again, we’ll seek to form an administration from the best available talents. Our priority will be serving the city, not party politics.This is a fundamental difference between Edinburgh Labour's plans for our capital and those of the SNP. We don't want local government to be a branch of the national government, with one-size-fits-all solutions to the city's challenges. We want to stand up for our unique capital and the people who live here.
We want a better deal for Edinburgh. So we’ll press the Scottish Government not to take away from Edinburgh so much of the rates paid by its hard-working local businesses. They are needed in our city.
We’ll make officials accountable to the city’s needs, not to rules made to suit them or the Scottish Government. We’ll spend our time doing what the city needs, not chasing Government targets.
And our co-operative plans mean working with local people in the delivery of services, and in the creation of tailored solutions like the city-wide childcare co-op, the transport forum and a focus on winning business for local companies and creating local jobs.
These elections are about Edinburgh, not national politics. And Labour will put Edinburgh first.