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Lesley Hinds

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Lesley Hinds is a Scottish Labour Party politician who served as Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Scotland from 2003 to 2007


  • 1 Career
  • 2 See also
  • 3 External links
  • 4 References


A teacher by profession, she was first elected to Edinburgh District Council as a member of the Scottish Labour Party to represent the Telford ward in 1984, later becoming leader of the district council In 1996 she was elected to represent the Muirhouse and Drylaw ward in the new City of Edinburgh unitary authority Following the local elections in May 2007 she is now one of four councillors representing the new Inverleith ward

She was elected the Lord Provost of Edinburgh on 8 May 2003, succeeding Eric Milligan, however following elections on 3 May 2007, the Labour Party lost overall control of the City of Edinburgh and was succeeded in the office of Lord Provost by Liberal Democrat George Grubb

Hinds fought the Edinburgh West seat at the 1997 general election, placing third At the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections she stood as Labour's candidate in the Edinburgh Western constituency The seat was won by Colin Keir of the SNP Hinds came third behind Keir and the Liberal Democrats' Margaret Smith, who had held the seat since 19991

Hinds is currently the Convenor of Edinburgh's Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee In 2016 Hinds lost the previously safe Labour Seat of Edinburgh North and Leith by a landslide Ben MacPherson was elected as the first ever SNP MSP for the constituency

See alsoedit

  • List of Lord Provosts of Edinburgh

External linksedit

  • NHS Health Scotland Board Members
  • NHS Health Scotland Register of Interests


  1. ^ BBC News Election Results for Edinburgh Western
Civic offices
Preceded by
Mark Lazarowicz
Leader of Edinburgh City Council
1993 – 1996
Succeeded by
Keith Geddes
Preceded by
Eric Milligan
Lord Provost of Edinburgh
Succeeded by
George Grubb

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