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The SNP should start concentrating on the day job

In a letter to the East Lothian Courier, Association Chairman Tim Jackson says it's time that George Kerevan MP and his SNP colleagues started concentrating on the day job.

Councillor Michael Veitch enters a new chapter

It is with very mixed feelings that we announce that Councillor Michael Veitch will be standing down at next year's Council elections.  East Lothian's loss will be very much Northumberland's gain as Michael is to become a minister.

SNP housing plans would be a disaster for East Lothian

Writing in today's East Lothian Courier, Councillor Michael Veitch says SNP housing plans would be a disaster for East Lothian and that the blame for the pressure to build more housing in Musselburgh must lie with the Scottish Government.

SNP Boundary Change claims untrue

Writing in today's East Lothian Courier, Association Chairman, Tim Jackson, refutes the SNP's boundary change claims.

Council underspend reflects hard work

As reported in today's East Lothian Courier, East Lothian Council budget spending was 2.1 per cent below expected in the first quarter of this financial year.  Councillor Michael Veitch weclomed this as "good news".

Conservative MEP demands Cod fishing restrictions are lifted

Ian Duncan, MEP for Scotland, will help lead efforts in the European Parliament to repeal the EU’s Cod Recovery Plan. Dr Duncan has been appointed lead negotiator of the European Conservative and Reformist Group and will seek to convince the European Commission both to recognise the healthy state of the North Sea cod stocks and to discontinue the recovery plan as no longer necessary.