A big Thank You to everyone that voted for Brian during the Denny and Banknock By-Election, as we were all busy with the campaign we decided to focus on that, then other stuff unfortunatley got in our this week we are proud to introduce you to George "Geo" McMeechan, who joined our family only a few months ago, but is a regular at our stall!
The by-election in Denny and Banknock on the 13th of August 2015 marked a historic moment in the history of the Green Party in Falkirk as residents of the ward were given the chance to vote for a Green candidate for the very first time. The appearance of the Scottish Green Party on the ballot paper demonstrate a real appetite for local progressive politics which has the environment at its core and a need for an alternative to failed politics of the current Labour / Conservative council in Falkirk District.
CalaChem are currently engaged in a community consultation to share their plans for a £150 million energy to waste plant at their site in Grangemouth.1 The new plant will replace an existing fossil fuel burning combined heat
The SNP have been quick to respond to Labour's disastrous letter in the Falkirk Herald with a goof up of their own raising hopes for the election of Scottish Green Party candidate to Falkirk Council for the Denny and Banknock ward.
In their response, the SNP claim that Labour's first time candidate will not be able to stand up veteran Labour councillor Dennis Goldie over fracking.
Welcome to the Denny and Banknock By-Election special, this week we are interviewing a person you will learn alot about over the next few weeks, allow us to introduce you to the Scottish Green Party Candidate in the current By-election, Brian Capaloff!
Welcome to the third instalment of Members Interviews. Last time we learnt about one our regular writers Darren Jalland. This week we will keep within the Green Surge and introduce the world to another contributor to our site. She is also a frequent helper on our High Street Stall and when she is not busy with this, writes her own blog series. We're proud to introduce the world to Lissa Orr!
We asked some Falkirk branch members who joined The Scottish Green Party in the days and weeks following the Independence Referendum, along with thousands of others across Scotland at the same time, what their experience was of the infamous 'Green Surge'. What prompted them to make the move from being an armchair activist to being a fully engaged member of a political party?