Members back coalition agreement with SNP

Support for the coalition agreement was overwhelming at last night’s members’ meeting.

At a specially convened meeting of Edinburgh Green Party members last night, a proposal to support a coalition agreement with the Council’s SNP group was passed overwhelmingly.

Edinburgh’s Green councillor group will now take the agreement to a meeting of Edinburgh Council on Thursday where councillors will decide whether to support a SNP-Green minority coalition.

Co-convenor of the Green Councillor group Claire Miller said:

“I’m very pleased that individual members of our party have overwhelmingly supported this exciting agreement. It has a clear vision for a fairer, greener and more inclusive city and packed with strong commitments on housing, transport, equality and the climate emergency. It’s an agreement for everyone in Edinburgh particularly those who voted for social justice and climate justice and we look forward to proposing it to the council on Thursday.”

Co-convenor of the Green Councillor group Steve Burgess said:

“Our members had a very healthy debate about the draft coalition agreement with the SNP and 97% have backed the agreement. Huge thanks go to all our negotiating team who spent long hours in talks and on drafting this agreement over the last couple of weeks.”