Rutherglen and Hamilton West can lead the change for people and planet
The people of Rutherglen and Hamilton West have the opportunity to lead the change for people and planet, says the Scottish Greens by-election candidate Cameron Eadie.
As polls open, Mr Eadie is calling for urgent support for communities impacted by the Tory-inflicted costs crisis and for an urgent shift to a renewable future.
Mr Eadie said:
“A vote for the Scottish Greens would send shockwaves through our politics and the strongest possible message to Westminster.
“We don’t have time to waste. The world is burning around us, but the Prime Minister's solution is to double down on fossil fuels.
“The fate of my generation and all future generations will be decided by what we do in the months and years ahead. We need an urgent shift to a renewable future.
“The people of Rutherglen and Hamilton West have the opportunity to lead the change.
“Every vote for the Scottish Greens is a vote for a just transition to a greener and brighter future. It is a vote to scrap the brutal two-child benefit cap and end the austerity that is embraced by the Tories and Labour. It is a vote for a fairer, greener and independent Scotland at the heart of Europe.
The Party’s Co-leader, Lorna Slater MSP, said:
“We are in a cost of living crisis and a climate emergency, and the UK government is making them worse. We can't go on like this. We need bold green solutions that work for people and planet.
“That is what we have done with Scottish Greens in government in Holyrood, where we have doubled the child payment to help the most vulnerable families, introduced free bus travel for young people, removed peak rail fares and delivered record funding for wildlife and nature.
“Our candidate, Cameron Eadie, represents a generation that is at the frontline of our climate crisis and will take a similar approach right to the heart of Westminster.
“Even one Scottish Green voice can make a huge difference. The need for change is becoming more urgent by the day. The time to vote for the Scottish Greens is now.”