Scottish Greens pledged their support for getting young people into work, education and training as party co-convener Patrick Harvie met members of the Street League project in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Later today, the Scottish Greens will also launch their Mini Manifesto “Scotland Can guarantee a future for all its young people”.
Proposals by the Scottish Government to cut funding for initiatives that promote the recycling and reduction of waste have been criticized as unambitious by Kirsten Robb, Green MSP candidate for Central Scotland.
As we move into the new year and gear up for the Holyrood election campaign, we are looking for volunteers to help lead our campaign in South Lanarkshire. We are particularly keen to find volunteers to head the campaign teams in their local areas. Whether you live in Larkhall or Hamilton, Stonehouse or Lanark (to name just a few of the many teams we want to establish), if you want to gain campaigning skills and make lots of new friends in your area, come help us deliver our best result ever!
So, in response to a member's question about what makes our lead candidate smile and her reflections on the year gone and the year ahead, this is what Kirsten Robb told us…
Steven Hannigan has been selected as our candidate for the Hamilton North & East By-election on Thursday 21st Janaury 2016. Here are a few words of introduction...
Born in Rutherglen, growing up in Cambuslang and now living in Hamilton, I have lived in South Lanarkshire all my life. I graduated in Audio Technology with Multimedia and work as a freelance audio designer as well as in retail. Working with the public is a major perk of both of my jobs as it allows me to interact with people from all walks of life on a day to day basis.
Our press team for the Central Campaign are eager to hear from anyone who is willing to submit articles so please get in touch with our coordinator Laura: email@example.com.
As a start off, if you can send in 50 words on: 'Why I joined the Greens' and /or 'Why I'm voting Green', plus a headshot photo, that would be great!
“Scottish Greens are consistently opposed to fracking. With more Green MSPs in the Scottish Parliament, we will stand up for our communities and keep the pressure on. Fracking is a distraction from a cleaner, jobs rich energy future that benefits everyone, rather than a few multinationals."
By the time we picked up from Hamilton, our climate action bus (courtesy of EK Community Transport) to join in the Edinburgh march was nearly full. Members of the South Lanarkshire Greens united with like minded people from Oxfam, local churches and Radical Independence Campaign East Kilbride to send a powerful message to our leaders in Paris this week:
Central Scotland candidate Kirsten Robb will be up against other politicians at a hustings set up by disability advocacy group Enable. Tabling the event as a game of bingo, politicians will talk about their policies on this subject and be grilled by the audience. Please come and watch the debate, and show your support for Kirsten.
This Saturday, ahead of UN climate change talks, we need you to join other local people marching for action on this, the biggest threat and opportunity of our time. Action on climate change matters for people in South Lanarkshire. It's time for real action - an opportunity that our leaders should grasp to safeguard the climate, tackle social justice and create thousands of new low carbon jobs here. No more warm words and the missed targets of recent years in Scotland.