Lorna Slater

Scottish Green candidate for Edinburgh Northern & Leith

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.

Please help by contributing to Lorna’s crowdfunder


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.

Lorna Slater with Patrick Harvie, Alison Johnstone, John Finnie, Steve Burgess and Green campaigners during the Leith Walk council by-election 2019

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The road to Holyrood

Lorna’s video blog starting 103 days to go to the elections.

Under pressure

Our planet is facing a climate catastrophe, the stress of getting our message across on TV so that people vote Green is enormous.

Clean clothes on

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.

‘Send a message to…’

Thousands of emails come to candidates, asking if they’ll give their support to campaigns if they’re elected. So how to manage these?

Lockdown fatigue

The theme of this week is rest! Before the campaign gets going in earnest, Lorna’s making the most of a week without meetings.