Sat 24 Oct, 2020

The momentum is behind us and we can do the work needed to do to make that dream a reality Lorna Slater

The Scottish Greens will aim to get more MSPs elected than ever before, the party’s leaders have said.

Speaking to the Scottish Green Party conference, co-leader Lorna Slater said that the party could build on momentum shown in opinion polls which have the Greens on track to win more seats than ever before.

The speech cameafter her fellow co-leader Patrick Harvie will outline the impact the party’s current six MSPs have had over the last four years, including Scotland’s fairer income tax system, reversing cuts to local services and winning free bus travel for young people from next year.

Lorna Slater is expected to say: “Many SNP supporters are starting to realise that it is the Scottish Greens who have been making Scotland fairer and greener for the last four years.

“Can we grow our numbers in eight months, all over Scotland? Sure we can. The opinion polls have shown we can do this. Maybe we can catch Scottish Labour. The momentum is behind us and we can do the work needed to do to make that dream a reality.”

She added: “The Greens have the ideas for our future. We have the plans to rebuild the public sector. We want to secure new jobs, tackle inequality and protect our planet. You don’t find hope in targets. You find hope in action.”

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