That’s far fewer than the number of times the Labour opposition on ELC voted against the interests of residents: not to freeze council tax; not to build >1,000 houses; not to put more teachers in P1-P3; not to review ASC services; not to boost recycling; not to provide extra police; not to provide wardens; not to investigate the CE’s £149,000 payoff.
That’s the size of most primary school classes we inherited from Labour
That’s just a bit larger than the drop in East Lothian crime rates (actually 26%)
That’s barely twice the size of extra police (6) and wardens (7) provided in the county to achieve that.
That’s half of the cumulative council tax rise while Labour was in power (60%).
That used to be the number of ‘blocked beds’ for discharge from NHS hospitals; the number now is zero.
That’s twice the number of council houses completed across Scotland by Labour (and one tenth of what the SNP is on track to deliver in ELC alone by this year).
That’s the average monthly reduction in ELC employee numbers since 2009, so far without any forced redundancies.
That’s the miles of unspoiled coastline we have to offer our many tourists
It’s also the furthest they need travel from Edinburgh to enjoy any of it.
That used to be the recycling rate when the SNP took over ELC. Now it’s 42%.