Wed 4 May, 2022

Every vote counts, but it is your number 1 vote that is the most important and that will make by far the biggest difference. Lorna Slater

First preference votes for the Scottish Greens will have the biggest impact on changing local authority leadership, the co-leader Lorna Slater will announce today.

In the final day of campaigning ahead of the local elections, Scottish Greens are aiming to make gains across the country, with candidates are asking voters to Think Global and Act Local by giving them their first preference vote.

Lorna Slater said: “This election is about action in our communities, which is why we need more Green councillors all over Scotland, pushing local authorities to cut carbon emissions, boost public transport and build communities where everyone can afford to live, learn and work.

“Even one or two Green councillors could be in a position to hold the balance of power, and will be crucial in delivering the things we are securing in government, like record investment in nature restoration, recycling and active travel, and the biggest teacher recruitment drive in 15 years.

“Every vote counts, but it is your number 1 vote that is the most important and that will make by far the biggest difference. Giving the Scottish Greens your first preference is the only way to guarantee a new direction for your council.”

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