Edinburgh council elections 2022: Here's the full list of candidates

A record 143 candidates are standing in Edinburgh’s council elections to be held on May 5.

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There are a total of 63 seats to be filled, with 17 wards across the city each electing three or four councillors.

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The SNP is fielding 25 candidates, the Liberal Democrats have 22, the Conservatives 20, Labour 19 and the Greens 17.

There are 11 candidates from the Scottish Family Party, the Alba party is standing seven and the Scottish Libertarian Party five.

And there is a range of smaller parties and independents contesting the election too.

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City Centre ward has the biggest number of candidates at 13, followed by Leith Walk with 12, while Southside/Newington has just five.

Council chief executive and returning officer Andrew Kerr said: "If you haven't yet registered to vote in these local government elections, it's not too late. The deadline for registration is midnight on April 18.

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A record 143 candidates are standing in the May elections

"Remember, due to changes to polling places to ensure we keep as many schools open as possible, you might have a different polling place this time. Check your polling card carefully or use the online tool to find out where to vote on May 5."

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Here’s the full list of candidates:

Ward 1 - Almond

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BAILLIE, Annemarie – Workers Party of Britain

A total of 63 councillors will be elected from 17 wards across the city
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BROUGH, Andrew – Scottish Green Party

GEDDES, Stewart – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

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HESSLER, Fred – Scottish Labour Party

HILL, James – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

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LANG, Kevin – Scottish Liberal Democrats

WORK, Norrie – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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YOUNG, Louise – Scottish Liberal Democrats

YOUNIE, Lewis James – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Ward 2 - Pentland Hills

BRUCE , Graeme – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

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CHAPPELL, Michael William – Scottish Liberal Democrats

FETTES, Richard – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

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GARDINER, Neil Thomas – Scottish National Party (SNP)

GILCHRIST, Emma – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

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GLASGOW, Fiona – Scottish National Party (SNP)

JENKINSON, Stephen Philip – Scottish Labour Party

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MULLER, Ross – Scottish Green Party

ROWLANDS, Louis – Scottish Libertarian Party

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Ward 3 - Drum Brae/ Gyle

ALDRIDGE, Robert Christopher – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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BROWN, Mark – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

HYSLOP, Euan – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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JOHNSTON, Eileen – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

OKORO, Nkechi – Labour and Co-operative Party

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SCOTT, Anne – Scottish Green Party

SMITH, Gary – Scottish Libertarian Party

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THORNLEY, Edward John – Scottish Liberal Democrats

Ward 4 - Forth

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CAMPBELL, Jim – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

CAMPBELL, Linda Lenora – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

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DAY, Cammy – Labour and Co-operative Party

DIJKSTRA-DOWNIE, Sanne – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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DOBBIN, Stuart – Scottish National Party (SNP)

GOOCH, Carrie – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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HEATHCOTE, Kerry Elizabeth – Women's Equality Party

O'NEILL, Kayleigh – Scottish Green Party

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Ward 5 - Inverleith

BANDEL, Jule – Scottish Green Party

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HERRING, Stuart – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

HOLDEN, Phil – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

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LAIRD, Tam – Scottish Libertarian Party

MCNAMARA, Stephen

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MITCHELL, Max – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

MUNRO-BRIAN, Mhairi – Labour and Co-operative Party

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NICOLSON, Vicky – Scottish National Party (SNP)

OSLER, Hal – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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WOOD, Malcolm Alexander – Scottish Liberal Democrats

Ward 6 - Corstorphine/ Murrayfield

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BEAL, Alan Christopher – Scottish Liberal Democrats

COLVILLE, Norman David – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

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DAVIDSON, Euan Robert – Scottish Liberal Democrats

FINDLAY, Hugh – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

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HUGHES, Connal – Scottish Green Party

PARKER, Richard – Scottish Labour Party

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ROSS, Frank – Scottish National Party (SNP)

Ward 7 - Sighthill/ Gorgie

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DIXON, Denis – Scottish National Party (SNP)

FULLERTON, Catherine – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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GRACZYK, Ashley – Independent

HEAP, Dan – Scottish Green Party

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HENRY, David – Alba Party for independence

HOOLEY, Mark – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

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MCKENZIE, Ross – Scottish Labour Party

SCOBIE, Devin – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Ward 8 - Colinton/ Fairmilehead

ARTHUR, Scott – Scottish Labour Party

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BIAGI, Marco – Scottish National Party (SNP)

CUTHBERT, Neil – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

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LUCAS, Richard Crewe – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

MCCABE, Helen – Scottish Green Party

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RUST, Jason – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

SPENCE, Louise Watson – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Ward 9 - Fountainbridge/ Craiglockhart

COWDY, Christopher – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

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GRAHAM, Fraser John Ashmore – Scottish Liberal Democrats

KEY, David – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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MASSON, Gregor – Scottish Libertarian Party

MCHANEY, Megan – Scottish Green Party

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RAMSAY, Fraser Kenneth – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

WALKER, Val – Labour and Co-operative Party

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Ward 10 - Morningside

CLYDE, Mairianna – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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GUNN BARRETT, Leah – Alba Party for independence

MUNRO, Marie-Clair – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

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PARKER, Ben – Scottish Green Party

ROSS, Neil John – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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SIDOR, Peter – Scottish Libertarian Party

WATT, Mandy Helen – Scottish Labour Party

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Ward 11 - City Centre

BOB, Bonnie Prince – Independent

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CARSON, Pete – Independent

FOXALL, Andy – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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GRAHAM, Margaret Arma – Labour and Co-operative Party

ILLINGWORTH, Kevin – Independent

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MCFARLANE, Finlay – Scottish National Party (SNP)

MILLER, Claire – Scottish Green Party

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MOWAT, Jo – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

MWIKI, Marianne – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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PAKPAHAN-CAMPBELL, Maria – Independent

PENMAN, Paul R. – Independent

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ROWAN, Norrie – Independent

SHAW, Kevan – Alba Party for independence

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Ward 12 - Leith Walk

CALDWELL, Jack – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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DALGLEISH, James – Labour and Co-operative Party

DEEPNARAIN, Niel – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

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FOMBO, Bonus – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

JACOBSEN, David Don – Socialist Labour Party

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MCNEESE-MECHAN, Amy – Scottish National Party (SNP)

MUNN, Rob – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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PULLMAN, Jon – Freedom Alliance. Real People. Real Alternative

RAE, Susan – Scottish Green Party

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RENTON, David – Women's Equality Party

SHILLCOCK, Richard Charles – Communist Party of Britain

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SMITH, Joe – Alba Party for independence

Ward 13 - Leith

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BOOTH, Chas – Scottish Green Party

FACCENDA, Katrina – Scottish Labour Party

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ISSERI, Jacqueline Mary – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

MACKENZIE, Andy – Independent

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MCGLYNN, Euan – Alba Party for independence

MCVEY, Adam – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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PERCHARD, Teresa – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

REA, Robin Thomas – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Ward 14 - Craigentinny/ Duddingston

ASTON, Danny – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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BROWN, Shelly-Ann – Scottish National Party (SNP)

FORD, Elaine Ruth – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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GRIFFITHS, Joan – Labour and Co-operative Party

STANIFORTH, Alex – Scottish Green Party

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WHYTE, Iain – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Ward 15 - Southside/ Newington

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BURGESS, Steve – Scottish Green Party

FLANNERY, Pauline – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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KUMAR, Simita – Scottish National Party (SNP)

POGSON, Tim – Labour and Co-operative Party

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ROSE, Cameron – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Ward 16 - Liberton/ Gilmerton

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CAMERON, Lezley Marion – Labour and Co-operative Party

CHRISTIE, James Demare – Scottish Family Party: Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, Pro-Life

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DOGGART, Philip – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

FOX, Colin – Scottish Socialist Party

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MACINNES, Lesley – Scottish National Party (SNP)

MATTOS COELHO, Martha – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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MEASOM, Ishrat – Labour and Co-operative Party

MERON, Abu – Alba Party for independence

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NICHOL, John – Scottish Green Party

PLANCHE, Madeleine Rani Frances – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Ward 17 - Portobello/ Craigmillar

CAMPBELL, Kate – Scottish National Party (SNP)

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JONES, Tim – Scottish Conservative and Unionist

MCDONALD, Andrew – Independent

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MEAGHER, Jane Elizabeth – Labour and Co-operative Party

MUMFORD, Alys – Scottish Green Party

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PUGH, Heather – Labour and Co-operative Party

REILLY, Jill – Scottish Liberal Democrats

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SHEDDEN, Simon Clark – Scottish National Party (SNP)

TODD, Anne – Alba Party for independence

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