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Lesley Hinds, born in Dundee, is a councillor and from 2003 to 2007 was Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Scotland.

A teacher by profession, she was first elected to Edinburgh District Council as a member of the 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 May 8, 2003, succeeding Eric Milligan, however following elections on May 3, 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.

She is also currently Chair of NHS Health Scotland.

See also

External links

  • [1] NHS Health Scotland Board Members
  • [2] NHS Health Scotland Register of Interests
Preceded by
Eric Milligan
Lord Provost of Edinburgh
Succeeded by
George Grubb


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