Why vote Green?

We believe that Scotland can be fairer, greener and healthier. We believe that the Scottish Parliament can be bolder in meeting the ambitions of the people of Scotland.

The Scottish Greens have the people and the policies to make that happen. Our candidates have a solid track record of making a difference inside and outside Parliament and also bring fresh, new, bold ideas to Parliament. We will work constructively with others who share our aims.

Here in Lothian, Alison Johnstone has been an outstanding MSP since 2011, while second on our list, Andy Wightman, is Scotland’s foremost and most radical land reform expert. With a larger team of Green MSPs, Alison and Andy will ensure that Scotland can reach its potential.

Social Care IconScotland can care for everyone. With more Green MSPs, we can fight for a “Carers Wage” which values people who care for young and old; and we can welcome people fleeing conflict abroad.

Jobs IconScotland can secure jobs for the future. With more Green MSPs we can deliver 200,000 jobs in clean, green industries; and we can help small businesses, social enterprises, and employee-owned ventures to flourish.

Housing IconScotland can provide warm homes for all. With more Green MSPs we can eradicate fuel poverty; raise standards in private housing; and make private rents affordable.

Our Land IconScotland can unlock power. With more Green MSPs we can push for real change in who owns and controls land; in community and public ownership of energy; and giving people the same rights as developers in planning decisions.

Fracking IconScotland can ban fracking. The Scottish Parliament can use its powers in planning to ensure that fracking and other unconventional gas extraction does not take place ever: not beside our homes, our shores and our countryside.

Youth IconScotland can give real hope to young people. With Green MSPs we can open up college places and apprenticeships; and we can commit to a job, training or education for every school- leaver through a Scotland Guarantee.Scotland can be better.Scotland’s Parliament can be bolder.Vote Green in 2016.

 

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