Edinburgh Western SNP

Welcome to the website of the SNP Edinburgh Western branch. The constituency of Edinburgh Western covers an area stretching from South Queensferry to Silverknowes in the north, to Newbridge to Corstorphine in the south.

Sleekit UK Government spikes Continuity Bill

Earlier this year, the Scottish parliament passed the Continuity Bill. This was to ensure that powers held by the EU that would normally be devolved to our Parliament (like agriculture and the environment for instance), would return to the Scottish Parliament upon...

No such thing as a good Brexit

The UK government has published its economic review of the consequences of leaving the EU. The worst-case scenario is dire, with GDP – the measure of the entire economy – estimated to fall by 10.7 per cent. GDP – or Gross Domestic Product – is a measure of the size of...

The UK budget reduces Scotland’s block grant to 2010/11 levels

The UK budget reduces Scotland’s block grant to 2010/11 levels

Scotland is worse off, says Ian Blackford, SNP Westminster Leader There should now be no doubt – that despite the differing lines from the Chancellor and Prime Minister – austerity is here to stay and it’s the poorest in society who will continue to pay for it. There...

Nicola Sturgeon: We will rejoin the EU

Nicola Sturgeon: We will rejoin the EU

With less than six months to go before the UK is due to leave the EU, the Scottish Government has published a new paper outlining an alternative to the UK government’s damaging Brexit plans. We know the UK government’s Chequers proposal is completely unworkable. That...

Scotland is a world leader

Scotland is a world leader

Scotland is a progressive nation, brimming with innovation and confident of its role in the world. Today, Scotland is at the forefront of tackling some of the biggest issues of the 21st century. Here’s how. ? We’re working to ensure businesses that use exploitative...

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Elected Representatives

Two SNP councillors serve the Edinburgh Western constituency: Lord Provost Councillor Frank Ross and Councillor Norman Work.

Of the six MEPs returned by Scotland to the European parliament, two are SNP members: Alyn Smith MEP and Ian Hudghton MEP.

Norman Work

Councillor, Almond Ward

Frank Ross

Councillor, Corstorphine / Murrayfield Ward
Lord Provost

Alyn Smith


Ian Hudghton


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