How you can help
In response to the many offers of help, I have received: please share the word as much and as often as possible. Word of mouth is best. Or ask your friends and neighbours to follow the campaign on twitter
. Most importantly: make sure that potential voters turn out – if they’re not in town, they can still arrange a proxy vote (apply by 25 April) – download form here
Campaign flyers and posters are out now! If you can help with distributing these or want to display a poster in your window, please let me know by email.
I have had an enormously positive response since the launch of the campaign at the end of March and many people were kind enough to have penned an endorsement. I will post these below (with the permission of the authors) as time allows.
I have known Harald Tobermann since I came to Edinburgh in 2000. He has been an energetic community activist for the Leith Walk area and for local schools throughout that time. Harald is an articulate, personable and highly responsible individual. He is more than capable of representing Leith Walk and I have no doubt that he will make an excellent councillor. I wish Harald every success in his campaign.
Matthew Zajac, Broughton resident
The Leith Walk area is home to a vibrant and dynamic community with complex needs and often subject to the poor planning choices of the council. Who better then to provide a voice for the area than Harald Tobermann who has been immersed in local activities for a long time. Both a pragmatist and a compassionate thinker, Harald will bring great energy and transparency to the table.
Hannah, natural health practitioner
I have known Harald for decades and he is the business. He is a good guy, unafraid to action a citizen’s arrest, while retaining a great warmth, sense of humour and interest in the arts. I’m not sure if he is still involved with Out of the Blue in Dalmeny St. but he has been encouraged to stand as an independent, non-party political councillor candidate for Leith Walk ward at the local elections on 4 May 2017. I rarely give a hoot about these things but have always admired Harald for being aware of his surroundings and taking a strong interest, whereas I don’t have a clue and would pour scorn from a distance instead of grasping the nettle. Anyway you could do a lot worse than vote for Harald.
Peter, Iona Street resident
Why can’t there be more such? A prospective Councillor who actually lives in his district, and is actively involved in the betterment of the community. Someone seeking what is best for his constituents, rather than dancing to the tune of his political masters, while pursuing a party-political career.
Alan Rudland, Leith Walk