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Tories question “positive campaign”

Midlothian Conservatives group leader Pauline Winchester has accused the SNP of intimidation during the recent General Election.

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SNP group leader Kelly Parry and Labour group leader Derek Milligan.

Labour denies talk of council coalition deal

The SNP questioned Labour at the recent Midlothian Council meeting on any deals made with the Conservatives to run the local authority.

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SNP councillor Debbi McCall and Conservative group leader Pauline Winchester.

Councillor attacks ‘barbaric’ reform

An SNP councillor has attacked the Conservatives over the controversial ‘rape clause’ introduced as part of child tax credit reforms.

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Councillors Jim Muirhead and Kelly Parry.

Voluntary sector grants under review

Midlothian Council is to consult with voluntary organisations on a review of the way in which voluntary sector grants are awarded.

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Grenfell Tower.

Cladding assurance on council buildings

Midlothian Council leader Derek Milligan (Lab), in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, has reassured local people that all council houses and schools are safe.

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

Renovation work at council HQ to save money

Changes to office accommodation at Midlothian House to make better use of space and save money have been branded “a vanity project”.

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

Labour refutes sexism claim

Labour has accused the SNP of “mischief” after the party was labelled “sexist” for not giving more women top positions at the council.

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Armed Forces Day Penicuik.

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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