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HADDINGTON SHERIFF COURT

East Lothian Conservatives have condemned the Scottish Government’s approval of the Scottish Court Service’s plans which will see the closure of around one fifth of Scotland’s Sheriff Courts, including Haddington Sheriff Court. 

BARONESS THATCHER

East Lothian Conservatives have paid tribute to Baroness Thatcher, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, who passed away on Monday morning

HADDINGTON SHERIFF COURT

Commenting on the publication of the results of the Scottish Court Service consultation, which continues to propose the closure of Haddington Sheriff Court (with a suggested date of January 2015), Deputy Leader of East Lothian Council, Cllr Michael Veitch, said:  

A1

East Lothian Council’s Transport Spokesman, Cllr Michael Veitch, has today written to the Scottish Government Transport Minister, Keith Brown MSP, asking whether the Scottish Government has revised its thoughts on dualling the A1 between Innerwick

IDS LUNCH IN NORTH BERWICK

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, MP, attended a lunch hosted by the East Lothian Conservative and Unionist Association (ELCUA) in North Berwick on Wednesday 27 March. Over 110 attended. 

PRESUMPTION AGAINST LARGER WIND FARMS

Depute Leader of East Lothian Council, Cllr Michael Veitch, has welcomed the Cabinet’s endorsement of new draft planning guidance for wind farms of over 12 Megawatts. Cllr Veitch said:

AIKENGALL ll

Commenting on the decison to authorise the Aikengall II windfarm, Dunbar & East Linton councillor MIchael Veitch said:

COMMENT ON SNP BUDGET PROPOSALS

Commenting on the SNP proposals for next week's budget, Conservative Group leader Cllr Michael Veitch said:

SNP Budget Proposals

Commenting on the SNP proposals for next week's budget, Conservative Group leader Cllr Michael Veitch said: "The SNP's policy of providing free school meals for all P1-3 pupils in a select few East Lothian schools - regardless of parental income - is manifestly unfair. Under the SNP's policy, a less well-off family living in Dunbar has to subsidise the free schools meals of a wealthier family living in Tranent.

RURAL SCHOOLS

Commenting on reports in the media that rural schools in East Lothian could be closed, Deputy Council Leader Cllr Michael Veitch said: