Politics

Voter Turnout Doubles At Scottish Youth Elections

Submitted by edg on Mon, 4 Apr '11 8.35pm

Government austerity measures, the threats posed by climate change, and the uncertainities brought on by rapid globalisation, have galvanised the youth of today into becoming increasingly politically active.

"Dear Mr Harper" on Edinburgh Trams

Submitted by actionman on Thu, 31 Mar '11 3.04pm

Robin Harper launched his autobiography, "Dear Mr Harper" last night at Blackwells book shop in Edinburgh.  Robin Harper is a very pleasant, genial man who became the first member of the Green Party to be elected to a UK parliament when he became an MSP in 1999. His book, which he wrote in association with Fred Bridgeland, is a pleasing read with several amusing anecdotes which will keep the reader entertained through its two hundred pages.

Edinburgh Trams - Struggling for Political Support

Submitted by actionman on Wed, 16 Mar '11 10.02am

The Institute of Directors, Scotland, held the first "Edinburgh Hustings" for May's Scottish Parliamentry Election a week ago on 8th March in the offices of HSBC in Hanover Street, Edinburgh. Four representatives of the main political parties were given five minutes to set out their policies before the floor was thrown open to questions from the packed audience of Directors.

Edinburgh Youth Get Plugged In To Politics

Submitted by edg on Thu, 24 Feb '11 10.08pm

The number of young people campaigning to stand for Edinburgh in the Scottish Youth Parliament has increased by 50 per cent, it was announced today. This year Edinburgh is fielding 27 candidates, up from 18 last year, who are competing for 12 seats in Edinburgh.