On the 7th April, the Scottish Green party officially launched its regional campaign for Central Scotland at a rally in Hamilton's town centre.
Scottish Greens Co-convenor Patrick Harvie and regional lead candidates Kirsten Robb and John Wilson highlighted the benefits that Green MSPs could bring to Central Scotland, emphasising that a better Scotland needs a bolder Holyrood.
Kirsten Robb said: "More than ever we need Greens in parliament to push the Scottish Government to be bolder. A better Scotland is possible now, and with existing powers we could do so much more for the people of Central Scotland. We could make homes more affordable by introducing stronger rent controls and building additional public housing; we could better fund our social services and encourage further development by taxing vacant land according to its value; and we could pay our carers what they are owed by society for their hard work, raising thousands out of poverty in the process.
"Waiting for independence to build the Scotland we want makes no sense when these things are achievable now, and so once elected, John Wilson and I will work to deliver them."
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