Elect Dan Heap for Sighthill/Gorgie

Elect Dan Heap for Sighthill/Gorgie

Elect Dr Dan Heap as Green councillor for Sighthill/Gorgie in Edinburgh.

We did it!

On 18th Dec 2016 we successfully raised £1,015 of £1,000 target with 27 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

Thank you so much for helping me reach my £1,000 target!  The more we can raise the more chance we have of getting a Green councillor for Sighthill/Gorgie, so please help us reach our stretch target!

Help me fight for a greener and fairer Sighthill-Gorgie

As a resident of the ward’s Dalry area, I know that Sighthill-Gorgie is a great place to live. It’s a diverse ward that stretches from Haymarket station to the far western suburbs, taking in the bustling Dalry Road, Gorgie City Farm, Hearts FC, and the thriving university and college campus at Sighthill.

But the area has its problems too. Just this month we found out that child poverty in the area is the worst in the city, at 35%. The eastern end of the ward is densely populated, with too many people living in overpriced, poor quality housing. All over the ward community facilities are under threat.

The area needs a Green councillor to fight for rent controls, better quality green and other public spaces, and power to be put in the hands of communities. Having been a social policy researcher who has highlighted ways to overcome injustices like benefit sanctions, I think I am well-placed to help make Sighthill-Gorgie a greener and fairer place.

I’ve been delighted at the response from local party members, and some non-members, who have come out to deliver the Edinburgh Green autumn newsletter, which tells residents about Green achievements during the past year, and what we want to do to improve the quality of life for residents of Dalry, Gorgie, Stenhouse, Broomhouse, Longstone and Sighthill.

Local Greens are raring to do even more, but we need your help. That’s why I am asking for contributions of any size to help fund my campaign in Sighthill-Gorgie. I’m hoping to raise £1000 for campaign materials.

  • £10 gives us a bundle of eye-catching window posters
  • £50 pays for a stall kit to make sure we are visible in areas of high footfall;
  • £200 allows us to target a specific area with letters about local issues.
  • £500 gives us a leaflet, hand-delivered to every home.

 So please give what you can now. Although the election is still months away, getting the funding sorted now allows us to plan properly and deliver the best possible campaign.

Your donation really does make all the difference!

If you'd like to ask me a question, or get involved in the campaign, please don't hesitate to contact dan.heap@scottishgreens.org.uk or @danheaped on Twitter!

Thanks for your help and support!

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