Scottish Greens on course for record result

Mon 1 Mar, 2021

A new opinion poll published today by Daily Record/Survation has the Scottish Greens set for a record result in May’s election.

The poll suggests the party could claim eleven seats in the Scottish Parliament, more than doubling its current contingent of MSPs.

Commenting, Scottish Greens co-leader Lorna Slater said:

New Scottish Labour leader faces indyref row

Sat 27 Feb, 2021

The new leader of Scottish Labour faces internal divisions over an independence referendum.

Anas Sarwar has been elected to replace Richard Leonard, fending off a challenge from Monica Lennon.

Commenting, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie said:

“I welcome Anas Sarwar to his new role, but he faces a divided party. Anas has been clear that Scottish Labour would stand in the way of Scots having a say over their future, but this will not play well with around a third of Labour voters who now say they would back independence.

Workplace protections must be improved while vaccines rolled out

Fri 26 Feb, 2021

Responding to the decision of the JCVI to continue to prioritise the rollout of vaccines through age cohorts, Scottish Greens MSP Mark Ruskell, a member of Holyrood’s COVID-19 Committee, said:

Greens: Labour trident pledge shows need for independence

Fri 26 Feb, 2021

Spending £100 billion on nuclear weapons would an obscenity, particularly when we are rebuilding from COVID, say the Scottish Greens. This comes as Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, John Healey MP, is expected to use a speech to reinforce the Labour Party's support for renewing Trident.

Responding, Patrick Harvie MSP, co-leader of the Scottish Greens said:

Scottish Greens on course for record result

Thu 25 Feb, 2021

A new opinion poll published today by STV/Ipsos-Mori shows the Scottish Greens set for a record result in May’s election.

The poll suggests the party could claim nine seats in the Scottish Parliament, a 50% increase on its 2016 haul.

Commenting, Scottish Greens co-leader Lorna Slater said:

Greens: Railways can pave way to green recovery

Wed 24 Feb, 2021

Scotland’s railways can play a crucial role in getting Scotland moving again while cutting dangerous climate emissions, the Scottish Greens have said.

In the last debate led by Scottish Green transport spokesperson John Finnie before he retires at the election, the party’s £22bn ‘Rail For All’ proposals to upgrade, nationalise and electrify the railways were introduced to parliament.

Urgent action needed to end homelessness

Tue 23 Feb, 2021

The Scottish Government must take urgent action to end homelessness in Scotland, Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie MSP has said.

Mr Harvie made the call after experimental statistics published by the National Records of Scotland estimated that 216 homeless people died in 2019, an increase of 11% on the previous year.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

Scottish Greens: Kids should start school at seven

Sun 21 Feb, 2021

Scotland should introduce a kindergarten stage, with children starting formal primary schooling at seven, the Scottish Greens have said.

Research shows a Nordic-style kindergarten system between the ages of three and six, with learning undertaken through ‘creative play’ rather than a ‘formal learning’ approach, would improve children’s wellbeing and educational outcomes later in their school career.

Greens: Universal solutions to poverty needed

Wed 17 Feb, 2021

The First Minister must commit now to universal solutions to tackle rising poverty, the Scottish Greens have said.