Maggie Chapman Scottish Greens Co-convenor

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#SGPConf: Chapman says Greens now on a quest

Sat 21 Oct, 2017

Scottish Green Party co-convener Maggie Chapman has challenged the Scottish Government to once again ‘nick’ her party’s policies and include them in the next Programme for Government.

Speaking at the Scottish Green Party’s autumn conference in Edinburgh, Maggie Chapman told members that the Scottish Greens were now on a “quest” and reminded them of their ABCs – “abolish alienation, build belonging and create communities”.

Chapman went on to say that Greens are now at the forefront of campaigning for an economy that works for all and does not “bleed the environment dry”.

Public sector pay: Greens hear from nurses and urge real terms rise

Fri 20 Oct, 2017

Alison Johnstone MSP, Health spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, today urged Scottish Ministers to give public sector workers such as nurses a real-terms pay rise.

Ahead of the Scottish Greens' conference in Edinburgh this weekend (21 and 22 Oct), Ms Johnstone and party co-conveners Patrick Harvie MSP and Maggie Chapman were due today to meet with nurses and officials from the Royal College of Nursing to discuss the pay pressures staff have faced.

The people of Scotland must be given a choice over their future

Tue 27 Jun, 2017

The co-conveners of the Scottish Green Party have today (27 June) written to the First Minister, urging her to resist calls from opponents who have conceded to a Hard Brexit and who are against holding an independence referendum once the terms of the deal are known.

Ahead of an expected announcement from Nicola Sturgeon this week, Maggie Chapman and Patrick Harvie MSP argue that there is nothing to change the argument in favour of Scotland’s future being decided by the people who live here, on the timescale previously set out.

UK election is whim of dangerous hard-right party

Tue 18 Apr, 2017

The Scottish Greens say today's announcement by the Prime Minister of her intention to press for a UK General Election on 8 June shows that Scotland continues to suffer at the hands of a hard right Tory party.

Co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP said:

"Brexit is a mess of the Tory party's making, and they are calling this election for much the same self-serving reasons as the EU referendum itself. Since June they have also consistently ignored voters in Scotland and elsewhere who chose to stay in Europe and the single market. 

Greens Welcome Referendum Call

Mon 13 Mar, 2017

Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, today (13 March) welcomed confirmation from the First Minister that she is seeking a Section 30 Order from the UK Government to give the Scottish Parliament temporary power to call a referendum on independence.
 
Patrick, who sits on Holyrood's Finance & Constitution Committee, said:
 

Vote Green to protect public services & put power in your hands

Sat 11 Mar, 2017

Maggie Chapman, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, will today (11 March) open the party's Spring Conference in Glasgow with a prediction that more Green councillors elected in May will mean power for communities to protect local services and renew local democracy.

The Scottish Greens are fielding a record 200+ candidates for the local council elections on 4 May, aiming to build on councillor groups in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Aberdeenshire and Midlothian, and secure their first councillors in most other local authorities.

Independence poll is warning to Tories say Greens

Thu 9 Mar, 2017

A poll by Ipsos MORI showing an increase in support for Scottish independence has been welcomed by the Scottish Greens.

The party’s co-convener Maggie Chapman says it’s “little wonder” there is a rise in support for Yes because of the UK government’s “arrogant and inflexible” Brexit negotiation stance.

Maggie Chapman, the Scottish Greens’ co-convener, said:

Women and the redefining of power and politics

Maggie Chapman Wed 8 Mar, 2017

It is usual, on International Women’s Day, to reflect on the achievements and successes of women, on the victories of past campaigners, on the importance of equality and on just how far we have come. Yes, it is important to do all of these things. But it is also important to do more than this. IWD gives us the opportunity to foreground the kind of future we want for our daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters, and indeed for our sons, grandsons, great grandsons, and descendants of neither binary gender.

Our biggest ever Council campaign

Mon 6 Mar, 2017

The Scottish Greens today (6 March) announced their biggest ever Council campaign, aiming to make a positive difference in more Council Chambers across Scotland.

More voters than ever will have the chance to elect Green Councillors, with over 200 candidates due to contest May’s Council elections, more than double the 80 who stood for the party in 2012.

If they can do a deal for the City of London, they can do a deal for Scotland

Maggie Chapman Tue 7 Feb, 2017

Transcript of speech from 7 Feb 2017

Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for braving the wintry weather and coming along this afternoon to make your voices heard! I am Maggie Chapman, co-convener of the Scottish Greens, and I am pleased to see so many of you here.

We know that 62% of Scots voted to remain in the European Union. We know that many who voted to leave did so on the basis of staying in the single market. We know that many others who voted to leave now wished they had not.