Party to stand record number of General Election candidates

More people than ever before will have the chance to vote for the Scottish Greens at the next general election.

The Scottish Greens will offer voters a voice for climate by standing a record number of party candidates at the General Election.

Co-leader Lorna Slater told their party conference in Edinburgh that it is on course to smash its previous record of 31 candidates set in the 2015 General election, with even more candidates still to be selected. 

The party’s list of candidates is currently running at an all time high of 32, with more branches still to select.

To cheers and applause, she told delegates: “We want as many people as possible to have the chance to vote for the Scottish Greens and for our vision. 

“We want as many people as possible to be able to vote for climate action and equality.

“I’m delighted to announce today that the Scottish Greens will be standing more candidates than ever before at the upcoming general election. 

“And here’s why. This UK Tory government is not fit for purpose. It has broken its promises to the people. It has failed in every single duty. It has cost jobs, it has cost lives and it is time for them to go. 

“Labour have already reversed their position on climate action. The Scottish Greens belong in every election, at every level of government, from councils, to Holyrood and beyond. 

“Because people and planet need us. They need us now more than ever. And we are ready to step up and take action.”

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