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Monday, 4 February 2013

Education Committee

I received an email today from Edinburgh City Council to advise that I have formally been accepted as a member of the Education, Children, and Families Committee, as a parent representative.

I was taken aback by the level of interest in the appointment, as on the day after I was informally appointed, Andrew received a phone call for the local paper asking for me. That turned into a feature and an online article, which you can read here. They sprung some difficult questions on me, which highlighted how difficult it was going to be, representing all of those parents across the city.

The next week, I was again surprised to be contacted so that I could give my opinion on a study about maths homework. I am simply not used to having an opinion that might actually be of interest to anyone.

Despite being a little nervous, I am very excited to participate in local government, and to see how the decisions that directly affect my children are made. Perhaps I'll even be able to blog about them!

We shall see...


  1. Awesome Lindsey children could not ask for a better advocate!

  2. Talked to my friends about this at lunchtime today. They then started telling me to pass on a message about poor lighting outside schools which is in today's Evening News: - it's Susan that I had lunch with. :-)

  3. Can I just add my congratulations - I don't know how you manage to fit it all in - can I borrow your TARDIS?