Maggie Chapman is new Scottish Greens co-convenor

Edinburgh city councillor, European Parliament candidate and Bright Green editor Maggie Chapman has been elected unopposed as the new female co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party.

Patrick Harvie endorses Alex Phillips for GPEW deputy

“I’ll be voting for Alex because I believe she has a terrific combination of qualities which the Deputy Leader will need – energy, creativity, political experience and the charisma needed to help build a stronger Green Party and communicate its message to the widest possible audience.”

The fight for Better Buses means a better democracy

Patrick Harvie’s Better Buses campaign demonstrates the Green ideal of community decision-making in practice.

Fire Brigades Union funds Green Party MSP’s campaign

The following press release has just come from the Scottish Green Party election campaign: The FBU today confirmed a donation of £500 to Patrick Harvie’s campaign for re-election as Glasgow’s Green MSP, a move welcomed by the Scottish Greens ahead of International Firefighters’ Day tomorrow. Patrick Harvie said: “I am most grateful to the Fire [...]

Video – Greens outline Land Value Tax plans

Scottish Greens put fees and cuts centre stage

The Scottish Green Party has today launched its Scottish Parliament campaign by putting fees and cuts centre stage. The campaign launched with 3 main pledges: No fees ever – keep tuition free Education benefits us all, not just students, and must be based on the ability to learn, not to pay. For more information, see: [...]

Film: Patrick Harvie MSP: “If I ever vote for fees, sack me”

Scottish Green Party co-convener Patrick Harvie yesterday speaking to students protesting in Edinburgh against fees and cuts yesterday, called on students to sack him if he ever votes for fees:

Greens must be allowed into Scotland’s election debates

Sign the petition to get Scottish Green co-leader Patrick Harvie into the election debates. It seems odd that the Green Party has been shut out of the Scottish Parliament election debates. In the Parliament, there are representatives from 5 political parties: the SNP, Labour, the Tories, the Lib Dems, and the Greens. All these parties [...]

Green tactical voting in Glasgow Southside?

This post is by Lallands Peat Worrier. Jeff Breslin, writing at Better Nation, speculates about the likelihood and utility of Green tactical voting in the upcoming Holyrood election. Glasgow Labour voters are a plum example of the sort of folk Jeff has in mind. Glasgow sees its number of constituencies compressed from nine to eight [...]

Scottish Greens Unveil Budget Proposals

On Monday the Scottish Green Party released their proposals to amend the draft budget before Holyrood today, focussing on protecting education and housing (including a programme of home insulation we’ve been pushing for for a while). We’re likely to hear a lot over the next few months, and possibly years, about how councils and devolved [...]

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