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Local support shows no signs of flagging

Midlothian Council marked the start of Armed Forces Week with a flag raising ceremony on Monday at Penicuik Town Hall.

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Midlothian Constituency General Election Count, Lasswade Centre. Early hours of 9/6/17 Declaration. Labour candidate Danielle Rowley wins.

Labour reclaim Midlothian from nationalists

Labour’s Danielle Rowley was last week elected as the new MP for Midlothian, replacing Owen Thompson (SNP).

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Midlothian East councillors (LtoR) John Hacket (Lab), Kenneth Baird (SNP) and Peter Smaill (Con)

Councillors promise to work together

The three Midlothian East councillors have promised to put party differences to one side to work together for the local community.

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Midlothian MP Danielle Rowley.

Danielle’s joy at becoming county’s first female MP

Labour candidate Danielle Rowley last week became the first woman to represent Midlothian at Westminster.

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Labour candidate Danielle Rowley wins.

General Election: Labour win Midlothian seat

Labour candidate Danielle Rowley has been elected as the new MP for Midlothian, replacing Owen Thompson (SNP).

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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SNP group leader Kelly Parry and  Midlothian Council leader Derek Milligan (Lab).

SNP and Labour in council ding-dong

Labour and the SNP locked horns over the Conservatives last week in the first council meeting since the recent local authority elections.

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Midlothian's candidates for the 2017 General Election. Clockwise from top left: Owen Thompson (SNP), Danielle Rowley (Labour), Chris Donnelly (Conservatives, Ross Laird (Liberal Democrats).

General Election 2017 - Meet your candidates

Midlothian goes back to the polls in two weeks’ time on June 8, this time for the snap General Election called by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Former councillors reported

Former councillors reported

The SNP has reported two of its former councillors to the returning officer for printing their council email addresses in their election leaflets.

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Councillor Jim Muirhead outside Dalkeith Police Station.

Labour moves to bring back council-funded CATs

The new Labour minority administration has started the process of reinstating the Midlothian Police Community Action Teams (CAT).

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Councillor Pauline Winchester cleaning the bus shelter outside Pentland and Nivensknowe Parks.

Cleaning up with election promise

The first job Pauline Winchester took on as a new councillor was a pre-election promise she had made to clean a bus shelter at Pentland Caravan Park.

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Former SNP councillor Derek Rosie (left) and Labour councillor Adam Montgomery.

Councillor reported over election leaflet

A recently re-elected councillor has been reported to the Commissioner for Ethical Standards over his election pamphlet.

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Midlothian Council party leaders - Left to right: Pauline Winchester (Con), Derek Milligan (Lab) and Kelly Parry (SNP)

Council coalition stalemate continues

Labour group leader Derek Milligan has been left frustrated in his efforts to work with the SNP and Tories to run Midlothian Council.

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Midlothian House, the main office for Midlothian Council, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith.

Council stalemate continues

Negotiations to establish a Labour minority administration involving all parties are still to reach an agreement.

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Midlothian Council elections count at Lasswade Centre.

Power-sharing agreement still to be decided in Midlothian

Labour are back in charge of Midlothian Council, despite having one fewer councillor elected than it did in 2012 when they lost to the SNP.

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Local elections 2017.

Labour wins Midlothian Council election

Labour has won the Midlothian Council election, with seven councillors elected, the SNP took six seats and the Conservatives five, although we now have to wait to see who takes over the administration with no party getting the ten seats needed for a majority.

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Local elections live: Midlothian

Local elections live: Midlothian

Keep up to speed with all the results and comment as we get it at the Midlothian Council election count at Lasswade centre.

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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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