Lorna Slater was elected MSP for Lothian Region in the Scottish Parliament 2021 elections and is now a minister in the Scottish Government. Along with Patrick Harvie MSP, she is Co-Leader of the Scottish Greens.
In her role as Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, 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 lives in Leith Walk Ward in Edinburgh, and has had a career as an electro-mechanical engineer working in renewable tidal energy. In 2019 she spent a year studying leadership and climate change in the Homeward Bound leadership program, which included a three-week visit to Antarctica to see the devastating effects of this first hand.
Recent flash floods are a stark reminder of the urgent action we need to take on the climate emergency, says Lorna Slater.
We need Spaces for People to be improved, not removed, argues Lorna Slater
Everyone deserves safe, warm and affordable housing and protection from unjust rent increases, discrimination and unfair eviction, says Lorna Slater.
Hospitality businesses will have to up their game, says Lorna Slater, if they want their workforce back.