Vote Green In West Lothian 2019
For the first time ever the Scottish Greens are running in both West Lothian Westminster constituencies!
Created in 2005 Linlithgow and East Falkirk has never had a Green Candidate but with this being one of the most important elections in recent history both the Falkirk and West Lothian Branches agreed to stand a candidate. That candidate is Gillian Mackay who lives in Falkirk and currently works as a Parliamentary Assistant for Lothians MSP Andy Wightman. Gillian is the Co-Convenor of the Falkirk Greens and Co-Convenor of the Scottish Young Greens. When asked about her key concerns in this elections she said “The environment and climate change are the biggest issues for me in this election. Some of Scotland’s biggest polluters operate within 2 miles of my childhood home, we need a just transition away from polluting industries and towards sustainable manufacturing that provides good jobs for generations to come.”
Our Livingston Candidate is Cameron Glasgow, the current Convenor of the West Lothian Greens. Cameron is the youngest candidate in Scotland at 19 years old and is excited to stand in his first-ever election. He became involved with Green politics due to his concern over Climate Change and the future of the planet, joining the Scottish Greens at 16 years old with his first paycheque. Having missed the 2014 Independence Referendum due to being 13 at the time Cameron is keen to campaign for a second independence referendum, however, in a recent interview with the Edinburgh Evening News Cameron said “Climate Change is more important than independence or Brexit because no matter what happens about those two rather important issues, climate change is going to happen anyway and we need to take it seriously.”
You can help make sure West Lothian gets a Green MP by voting for your local candidate on December 12th, joining us on the campaign trail throughout West Lothian as we try to knock on as many doors and talk to as many people as possible as well as donate to the candidates Crowdfunders if possible. Links to the candidates crowdfunders and social media accounts can be found below.