Greens Ramp Up Bolder Holyrood Message

The Scottish Greens will today (2 May) ramp up their message of a bolder Holyrood, a better Scotland, with campaign activity across the country.

The party is polling strongly on the regional vote, suggesting Green MSPs will be elected across the eight parliamentary regions.

In what is the Scottish Greens’ biggest election campaign to date, party activists have already delivered in their communities:

  • Half a million tabloid newspapers
  • 209,000 postcards
  • 396,300 newsletters

Candidates and campaign teams are making the most of Bank Holiday Monday with many of the party’s 9,000 activists out in force.

In Glasgow, MSP candidates Patrick Harvie and Zara Kitson will join activists as they urge the public to “Be Bold, Vote Green” in Buchanan Street.

Tardis 2016 groupIn Edinburgh, MSP candidates Alison Johnstone and Andy Wightman will join activists at the launch of the “Green Tardis” on Leith Walk, a former police box turned campaign hub, painted by acclaimed indyref artist Stewart Bremner.

In the North East, MSP candidate Maggie Chapman will be at a stall in Aberdeen city centre ahead of a hustings at Abertay University in Dundee.

In Central region, MSP candidate Kirsten Robb will be speaking to voters at a stall in East Kilbride.

In West of Scotland, activists will be speaking to locals and visitors in Largs.

In the South of Scotland, MSP candidate Sarah Beattie-Smith will be visiting local businesses Braehead Foods in Kilmarnock and VG Energy in Galston.

Sarah Beattie-Smith, Elections and Campaigns co-convener for the Scottish Greens and MSP candidate for the South of Scotland, said:

“As election day draws near, voters are thinking how best to use their two votes. We’re hearing from more and more people that they like the Scottish Green Party’s message that a better Scotland needs a bolder Holyrood.

“With more Green MSPs, we will see Holyrood take bolder steps in making Scotland a more equal country that invests in the future with support for young people, new jobs, better housing and high quality social care. With Labour in decline and the SNP lacking a constructive challenge, the Greens’ time has truly arrived.”