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It has never been more important to put power in your hands. This election has given us huge opportunities and huge challenges. The Councillors elected in 2017 are faced with the challenge of meeting the demands of a hugely energised democracy in Scotland.

Greens are committed to meeting that challenge by placing power in your hands, by providing the money that councils need to run their services, and by making sure that you, as a citizen and as a community, have the opportunity to play a greater role in the decisions that matter to your life.

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Latest Campaign Updates

Greens urge Scottish Government to get a grip on education at First Minister’s Questions

Wed 3 May, 2017

The Scottish Government’s strategy for raising education standards was called into question today by the Scottish Greens at the last session of FMQs before the local authority elections.

Patrick Harvie MSP, the Greens’ co-convener urged Nicola Sturgeon to get a “grip on education” and highlighted how the government has press ahead with an unwanted “governance review” instead of working to reverse cuts and tackle teacher workload.

Scotland needs a revitalised local democracy

Wed 3 May, 2017

The Scottish Greens today (3 MAY) said local democracy hangs in the balance, urging voters to use their number one preferences in tomorrow's council elections to elect Green councillors who will start to reverse the centralisation of services.

The Greens are engaged in their biggest ever Council campaign, with a record 218 candidates aiming to put power in people's hands.

The party is confident of building on existing councillor numbers in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire, Midlothian and Stirling, and making breakthroughs in many other local authorities.

John Finnie leads debate on ship to ship oil transfers

Tue 2 May, 2017

Green MSP for the Highlands and Islands John Finnie will lead a debate on ship to ship oil transfers in the Scottish Parliament today.

Mr Finnie, who joined campaigners from the Cromarty Rising campaign group at the parliament’s Public Petitions Committee recently, has been campaigning against the proposals to allow ship to ship oil transfers to take place in the Moray Firth since last year.

With more Green councillors young people can begin to take back our future but we need to get out and vote for it

Tue 2 May, 2017

The Scottish Greens will today (2 MAY) urge 16 and 17 year olds and other young voters to use their influence to elect more Green councillors to protect the local services that young people rely on.

The Greens are engaged in their biggest ever Council campaign, with a record 218 candidates aiming to put power in people's hands.

The party is confident of building on existing councillor numbers in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire, Midlothian and Stirling, and making breakthroughs in most other local authorities.

Why Julia is voting Green

Kirsten Robb Mon 1 May, 2017

Local East Kilbride East voter, Julia, tells us why she is voting Green on 4th May. For public services in public hands. For decent social housing. For public transport and free education.