June 2024

General Election 2024

With virtually all transport and cycling-related policy now a Scottish rather than a UK responsibility we are not asking individual candidates for statements or holding a hustings for the UK General Election. However, as always, we will give any useful information as it becomes available. Please let us know of hustings or other relevant events/ material.

Some great ideas from cycling cartoonist Dave Walker for CyclingUK; click pic for full size

Election Hustings & relevant events in Edinburgh, Lothians + some Scotland-wide

Constituency /Area (if relevant)DateTimeWhereNotes/ Event type
Lothian EastJune 121930Dunbar Parish Church Hustings
Register to vote (if you are not registered)
Closing date…
June 182359www.gov.uk/register-to-voteAction now!
Edinburgh East & MusselburghJune 181900-203070 Promenade, Portobello EH15 2DXHustings by Surfers against Sewage
Lothian EastJune 181930St Andrew Blackadder Church, North BerwickHustings
All constituenciesJune 181900-2100Augustine United ChurchHustings on Mental Health
Apply for postal vote Closing date & timeJune 191700mygov.scot/apply-postal-voteAction now!
Edinburgh SouthJune 201930Greenbank Parish ChurchHustings
Edinburgh West June 201930-2030Dalmeny and Queensferry Parish Church EH30 9NSHustings then coffee!
MidlothianJune 201930-210021 Eskdaill Court, DalkeithHustings
LivingstonJune 211930Livingston United Parish ChurchHustings
Edinburgh North & Leith June 241930-2130Broughton St Mary’s Church, Bellevue CresHustings
Edinburgh East & MusselburghJune 241930Portobello Town HallHustings
Edinburgh East & MusselburghJune 251400-1530Southside Community CentreHustings
Lothian EastJune 251930-2130Humbie Village Hall Hustings
All constituenciesJune 281800-1930Augustine United Church, Geo IV Bridge EH1 1ELClimate Hustings
Election DayJuly 4all dayID needed if voting in person (not if postal)Don’t do a Boris, remember your ID!

Party websites and Manifesto links

Relevant manifesto analyses
  • Local Transport Today opinion piece on transport in the manifestos, from sustainable transport perspective, by Jonathan Bray
  • CiTTi magazine [City Transport & Traffic Innovation mag] – summarises and briefly compares Con, Lab, LibDem, Green
PartyWebsite UKWebsite ScotlandManifesto(s)
Conservativewww.conservatives.comwww.scottishconservatives.comUK / Scotland awaited
[England & Wales]
greens.scotE&W / Scotland
Labourlabour.org.ukscottishlabour.org.ukUK / Scotland
LibDemwww.libdems.org.ukscotlibdems.org.ukUK / Scotland
Reform UKwww.reformparty.ukreformparty.uk/scotland-regionUK

Find your candidates

Type in your postcode on the BBC election site, to find your constituency and all the candidates standing in General Election 2024

We do not endorse candidates.   The choice is yours.

Transport & Environment election pages

Community information websites

There is now a vast amount of community information made available by skilled people, often volunteers, working together in organisations such as My Society, Democracy Club and Who Targets Me – funded in whole or part by voluntary donations. Their political online tools, most of which you use by entering your postcode, include…

  • WhoCanIVoteFor See your candidates, then click on each for a mass of publicly available background information [local by-elections are also listed]
  • SwapMyVote Is your preferred party a no-hoper in your seat? Swap your vote with someone where it could really count.
  • WhereDoIVote How to find your polling station
  • ElectionLeaflets A massive resource of election leaflets, used for research and to hold those elected to account. – You can help by photoing/scanning and uploading any that you receive
  • WhoTargetsMe? A browser extension to crowdsource political adverts
  • TheyWorkForYou Click on your MP or MSP, and find publicly available info about their activities [Obviously during an election period MPs become ‘former MPs’ but, remarkably, during election night the new MP names are entered into the site almost in real time!]
  • WriteToThem Find and email any of your elected representatives, from councillors to MEPs.

Election pages from local Councils

Including registering to vote, how to be a candidate, full lists of local candidates, important dates, etc, etc…

Other useful sites

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