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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: 

East Lothian Conservatives launch new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.

WIND FARMS

East Lothian Conservatives have given their enthusiastic backing to a raft of new energy polices unveiled this week by the Scottish Conservatives. The wide-ranging review of policies includes: