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Big names to quit council

posted 2 Aug 2011, 06:59 by David Rintoul   [ updated 2 Aug 2011, 07:21 ]

Education leader Marilyne MacLaren and finance convener Phil Wheeler are both to stand down from the council, it was confirmed today.

Both Lib Dem councillors will retire at next year's elections, along with their colleague Lord Provost George Grubb.

Meanwhile, it has emerged council leader Jenny Dawe will not be standing in her current Drum Brae/Gyle ward and will instead seek re-election in Cllr MacLaren's "safer" Meadows & Morningside ward.