Scotland needs a Green Voice at Westminster

Our Future Is Green

During the next parliament, a huge number of the social and environmental protections which have been achieved within the European Union will be transferred to the UK, where many Conservatives are openly calling for a bonfire of regulations. This will literally put people’s lives on the line.

Greens led the way in achieving much of what’s now at risk, from capping bankers’ bonuses to controlling toxic chemicals. We need a Green voice to stand up for these protections.

The UK Government’s cuts agenda is unnecessary, and wrong. It’s wrong because it’s destroying people’s lives, but it’s also wrong because it’s a failure to invest in the new, sustainable economic future we need.

Greens have been the only party opposing ever bigger subsidies and tax breaks for the big polluters, and we have a plan to create over 200,000 high quality jobs for Scotland in the new economy. We need a Green voice to stand up for this investment in our future.

What was once a social security system to be proud of, looking after us all from cradle to grave, is now serving the needs of big business, enabling poverty wages and exploitation at work. Greens will make the case for a social security system based on a Universal Basic Income. We need a Green voice to stand up for everyone’s right to live with dignity, free from the fear of poverty.

We need a Green voice who will stand up for what matters, and help build a confident and caring society. This election was called for opportunistic reasons by a Prime Minister who seeks a power-grab at Westminster, and who refuses to allow the people of Scotland to choose their own future after the false promises of the Brexiteers. By necessity, we are forced to run a tightly focused campaign in a small number of seats. But by doing so, we’re giving Scotland the best chance it has had to send a Green voice to Westminster, to make the case no other party is making for the sustainable, fair and decent society we know this country can become.

Patrick Harvie
Scottish Green Party candidate, Glasgow North

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Latest Campaign Updates

Green voices at Westminster are vital for Scotland

Mon 29 May, 2017

Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens and MP candidate for Glasgow North, today (29 May) argues that Green voices at Westminster are vital for Scotland as his party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election on 8 June.

The Scottish Greens are targeting resources at Glasgow North to build on the strong support shown for the party in this month's local elections and at last year's Holyrood election.

Harvie campaign to turn Glasgow North Green begins

Thu 11 May, 2017

The campaign to elect Scotland’s first Green MP gets underway today as Patrick Harvie addresses Green activists and supporters outside Glasgow University.

Harvie, who represents Glasgow at Holyrood, wants voters in Glasgow North to “take the fight to the Tories” and elect a Green MP who will not just vigorously oppose their agenda but will offer a positive, hopeful alternative.

Green candidate Harvie will also reach out to young voters, who the Greens say are at risk of losing huge opportunities given to generations before them unless radical change is delivered.

Our targeted campaign to elect Patrick Harvie as Scotland’s first Green MP

Wed 10 May, 2017

The Scottish Greens today (10 May) confirmed that they will target their campaigning in the snap General Election, with campaigners focusing on electing Patrick Harvie as Scotland’s first Green MP in the national target seat of Glasgow North, where the campaign launches tomorrow.

The party also confirmed that it will not endorse any other candidates in areas where no Green candidate is standing.

The constituencies and Green candidates are: