Tue 26 Apr, 2022

It's the council who are failing us in lack of support for walking, wheeling and cycling. This needs to change. Emma Sheppard, Scottish Greens Candidate for Milngavie

The Scottish Greens have announced a team of candidates in their aim to get Dunbartonshire's first Green councillor elected on May 5.

The elections are the first since the party joined the Scottish Government at a national level, and Dunbartonshire Greens aim to build on national successes including delivering free bus travel for young people, record investment in active travel, nature recovery and recycling, and the biggest teacher recruitment drive since 2007.

Under the slogan "Think Global Act Local", the Greens aim to prioritise support for

  • active travel and public transport
  • warmer, more insulated homes that end reliance on fossil fuels like gas
  • investment in schools

Emma Sheppard, Green candidate for Milngavie, commented:

"Green MSPs have been making great progress both nationally and locally on tacking the climate crisis, but we need people to give Green candidates their first preference vote to elect Green councillors to get to work in their local areas. It's the council who are failing us in lack of support for walking, wheeling and cycling. This needs to change."

 

CANDIDATES:

East Dunbartonshire: 

Milngavie- Emma Sheppard

Bearsden North- Neill Simpson

Bearsden South- Scott Ferguson

Bishopbriggs North and Campsie- Elizabeth Rowan

Bishopbriggs South- Jesper Bach

Lenzie and Kirkintilloch South- Carolynn Scrimgeour

West Dunbartonshire:

Leven- Paula Baker

Argyll and Bute: 

Helensburgh Central- Sarah Davies

Helensburgh and Lomond South- Howard Green

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