Chris is a landscape gardener and homemaker who has lived in the area for nearly 20 years. He grew up in Edinburgh and knows the local area well. He was selected by Edinburgh Greens at a branch selection meeting on 19 January.
Chris Young, the newly selected Scottish Greens candidate, said,
“I’m delighted to have been selected as the Green candidate for the Corstorphine/Murrayfield by-election on 9 March. As a local resident I know the council needs to work far harder to tackle local air pollution and make it easier for people to walk, wheel and cycle. I’m very keen to see big improvements in the provision of reliable public transport and active travel infrastructure in Corstorphine/Murrayfield, and there’s much work to be done to improve road safety around our schools as well.”
Chris Young continued,
“I’m really looking forward to knocking on doors, speaking to residents about the positive changes Green councillors have already delivered at the City Chambers and listening to local people about their concerns. The Greens will be going into this election with positive ideas for tackling the climate crisis and ending poverty in the capital. We have a message of action for positive change, in contrast to the lip service of the other parties.”
Cllr Alys Mumford, Edinburgh Green Group co-convenor said,
“Chris will make a fantastic candidate in this election and we can’t wait to work with him to share our Green vision for an Edinburgh which prioritises social and climate justice.”
The by-election was caused by the resignation of one of the sitting councillors in December 2022.
The by-election will take place on Thursday 9 March 2023.