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East Lothian’s Labour Councillors, responding to council officials’ consultation on the council budget for the next 3 years, issued the following statement:

Save our services and end the cuts to our Council

East Lothian’s Labour Councillors, responding to council officials’ consultation on the council budget for the next 3 years, issued the following statement: Read more

The Executive Committee of East Lothian Labour Party has passed a motion supporting members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) in their dispute with Royal Mail.

Local party backs CWU in Royal Mail dispute

The Executive Committee of East Lothian Labour Party has passed a motion supporting members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) in their dispute with Royal Mail. Read more

Senior figures in East Lothian Labour Party are calling for governments at Westminster and Holyrood to end austerity and save our services by reversing cuts to local authority budgets.

Call for end to council funding cuts to save our services

Senior figures in East Lothian Labour Party are calling for governments at Westminster and Holyrood to end austerity and save our services by reversing cuts to local authority budgets. Read more

Two weeks before the school summer holidays started the Scottish Government announced the “Fairer Funding Consultation”. The purpose of the consultation was to seek views on how schools are currently funded and how they could in future be funded through a national formula.

Putting our schools first

Two weeks before the school summer holidays started the Scottish Government announced the “Fairer Funding Consultation”. The purpose of the consultation was to seek views on how schools are currently... Read more

Members of East Lothian Labour Party have voted to give a supporting nomination for the Scottish Labour leadership contest to Anas Sarwar MSP.

Members back Sarwar for leadership

Members of East Lothian Labour Party have voted to give a supporting nomination for the Scottish Labour leadership contest to Anas Sarwar MSP. Read more

Local Labour campaigners took the party's message of hope out on to the streets in Prestonpans and Tranent last weekend as part of Scottish Labour's national campaign day.

Campaigners take Labour's message of hope on to county streets

Local Labour campaigners took the party's message of hope out on to the streets in Prestonpans and Tranent last weekend as part of Scottish Labour's national campaign day. Read more

County MSP Iain Gray is highlighting Labour’s plan to increase Child Benefit by £240 per year which would help nearly 8,500 families in his East Lothian constituency.

Child Benefit policy would help 8,500 families in East Lothian constituency

County MSP Iain Gray is highlighting Labour’s plan to increase Child Benefit by £240 per year which would help nearly 8,500 families in his East Lothian constituency. Read more

Around 6,000 local people would get a pay rise under Labour’s plan for a £10 per hour living wage, analysis has revealed.

6,000 local people will see pay rise under £10 per hour Real Living Wage

Around 6,000 local people would get a pay rise under Labour’s plan for a £10 per hour living wage, analysis has revealed. Read more

More than 1200 disabled people in East Lothian could be forced to go through cruel Tory assessments because the SNP Scottish Government has delayed the transfer of social security powers to Holyrood.

SNP welfare powers delay will punish over 1200 local disabled people

More than 1200 disabled people in East Lothian could be forced to go through cruel Tory assessments because the SNP Scottish Government has delayed the transfer of social security powers... Read more

Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP are backing a new five-point plan to eradicate working poverty which would help thousands of people in East Lothian.

Plan to eradicate working poverty would help around 7,000 local people

Iain Gray MSP and Martin Whitfield MP are backing a new five-point plan to eradicate working poverty which would help thousands of people in East Lothian. Read more

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