Kirsten Robb for East Kilbride East

Challenging Child Poverty

Wed 27 Jun, 2018

South Lanarkshire Greens hosted an evening bringing together about 40 people from the East Kilbride area concerned about the rising levels of child poverty. Currently 26% of children in Scotland live in poverty. With the introduction of benefit caps, Universal Credit, two child limits for child benefit, and cost of living increasing this is forecast to increase to 37% by 2022 .

Rolls Royce final closure should be town's wake up call

Kirsten Robb Sun 27 Aug, 2017

The sadness we all feel at the final loss of a major employer, such as Rolls Royce, should spur on our leaders to be much more ambitious and forward looking for the town’s future, say local Greens.

Using empty building to benefit the community

Kirsten Robb Thu 4 May, 2017

East Kilbride East candidate Kirsten Robb explains how she would push for South Lanarkshire Council to use empty buildings such as the recently closed Calderwood Library to benefit the local community.

Why Julia is voting Green

Kirsten Robb Mon 1 May, 2017

Local East Kilbride East voter, Julia, tells us why she is voting Green on 4th May. For public services in public hands. For decent social housing. For public transport and free education.

Kirsten speaks on funding for schools

Kirsten Robb Mon 1 May, 2017

East Kilbride East candidate, Kirsten Robb, talks outside her old high school about how Green councillors would use some of the £9.4million secured by Green MSPs towards keeping class sizes down and replacing support staff lost to cuts. These staff are vital in helping children with additional support needs in schools across South Lanarkshire.

Kirsten's East Kilbride East Newsletter

Kirsten Robb Mon 1 May, 2017

Did you miss Kirsten Robb's newsletter when it popped through your letterbox recently? Don't worry, you can read it here. Find out more about Kirsten and her track record standing up for communities and a better East Kilbride. More of the same is not an option to address the challenges local people are facing on housing, poverty, transport and public services. Vote Kirsten Robb #1 to bring bold, fresh ideas and put power in your hands to improve our communities.

Kirsten speaks about the relationship between poverty and housing in East Kilbride

Kirsten Robb Mon 1 May, 2017

The lack of social housing and the cost of private renting is pushing local people into poverty with East Kilbride East having the second highest levels of child poverty in the town. Local Green candidate, Kirsten Robb, is committed to addressing this by campaigning for private sector rent controls, building more social housing and bringing empty properties back into use.

Dear New Voter...

Kirsten Robb Fri 28 Apr, 2017

Next Thursday will be the first time that 16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote in local council elections. I want young peoples voice to be heard loud and clear at this election. Your vote really matters. I am asking you to Vote Green next Thursday and send a message to politicians that they need to do more to help you build a better future for yourself and other young people.

A message to the voters of East Kilbride

Kirsten Robb Fri 28 Apr, 2017

Your council services matter. This local election is a vital choice between starving them of funds, selling them off or investing in them to make all our communities better. Greens are dedicated to protecting and improving public services into the future.

East Kilbride was a pioneering town with a bright future and all six of our Scottish Green Party candidates will work hard to make sure it is again. The Green vision for EK is a place where everyone has a secure home, where there are good job opportunities, high quality public services and a pleasant environment.

East Kilbride transport is a mess - we deserve better

Kirsten Robb Tue 25 Apr, 2017

Is it any wonder that EK trains are overcrowded and Hairmyres Hospital staff are forced to form a human chain to stop commuters parking in patients car parks?