Lorna Slater was elected Co-Leader of the Scottish Greens in 2019. She is standing for the Greens in the constituency of Edinburgh Northern and Leith and second on the Lothian list in the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections.
Lorna lives in Leith Walk Ward in Edinburgh, and is an electro-mechanial engineer who works in tidal energy. In 2019 was selected to participate in the Homeward Bound leadership program, and spent a year studying leadership and climate change which included a three week visit to Antarctica to see the devastating effects of this first hand.
In Holyrood, Lorna will focus on building sustainable industries in Scotland and a just transition away from fossil fuels. The implementation of a Green New Deal and a Green Deal for workers are needed to overhaul how our economy works and ensure fair well-paid jobs for generations to come.
Lorna came second in the Leith Walk Ward by-election in 2019, beating Labour.
The road to Holyrood
Lorna’s video blog starting 103 days to go to the elections.
Our planet is facing a climate catastrophe, the stress of getting our message across on TV so that people vote Green is enormous.
Not everyone is able to take the time off work needed to be a candidate.
Two exciting events this week: Scotland’s Citizen’s Assembly is presenting their final report, and the first of a series of Bright Green debates.
Thousands of emails come to candidates, asking if they’ll give their support to campaigns if they’re elected. So how to manage these?
The theme of this week is rest! Before the campaign gets going in earnest, Lorna’s making the most of a week without meetings.
Lorna answers her mum…