Edinburgh West Jan 2, 2015 15:16:30 GMT
Post by Benjamin on Jan 2, 2015 15:16:30 GMT
A large part of the justification for choosing East over North & Leith (or South) was that it includes two-and-a-half wards where we're hoping to gain councillors in 2017 in addition to some of the more Green parts of the wards where we do. In truth though, the Edinburgh boundaries are about as bad as they could possibly be for a decent Green target at Westminster. There's no equivalent of Bristol West, for instance. The Conservatives have much the same problem.
Maggie didn't put herself forward for Westminster, which I think is understandable. The reason you don't know Sarah is because she only joined the party about two years ago, though she is now the Edinburgh Greens co-convenor.