Scottish Greens to stand record 44 candidates in general election

This will be the biggest election campaign to date for the Scottish Greens.

The Scottish Greens will stand a record 44 candidates across Scotland at the general election on July 4th, hugely surpassing the previous record of 31.

Speaking at a bustling candidate launch event in central Glasgow, the party’s co-leader, Lorna Slater said: “This election, we will have even more Scottish Green candidates, giving even more people the opportunity to vote for the climate action we badly need.

“Today, I am proud to announce that there will be 44 Scottish Green candidates standing across the length and breadth of Scotland. 44 candidates who will be asking the people of Scotland to vote like your future depends on it. Because our future does depend on the outcome of this election.

“To our fantastic, inspiring slate of 44 Scottish Green candidates - Thank you for running - I am very grateful for your time, energy and courage. Now let's get out there, let's get our message heard - let’s ask Scotland to vote like our future depends on it.”

With candidates all over the country this will be the biggest general election to date for the party. It follows record results in the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections and the 2022 local authority elections.

Party Co-leader, Patrick Harvie added: “A Green vote is a vote for Scotland’s democratic right - the right to hold a referendum on Scottish Independence at a time chosen by the people of Scotland and their democratically elected parliament. 

“A green, fair and independent Scotland in the European Union. That is what the Scottish Greens are fighting for in this election. And our message to voters is clear. If you share that vision then vote like your future depends on it. Vote Scottish Greens.”

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