Scottish Greens can overtake Labour, Lorna Slater tells conference
The Scottish Greens can overtake Labour at the next election, Lorna Slater has told her party’s conference.
Speaking at the virtual conference, the Scottish Green co-leader said the party now has enough momentum to win a record number of seats at the 2021 election.
A recent poll from Ipsos MORI put support for the Scottish Greens at nine per cent in the list vote, with the Election Polling seat calculator suggesting the party could win ten seats, up from the current total of six.
The same polling put Scottish Labour on 13 per cent, with projections suggesting the party would win 15 seats.
Lorna Slater said: “Many SNP supporters are starting to realise that it is the Scottish Greens who have been making Scotland fairer and greener for the last four years.
“Can we grow our numbers in eight months, all over Scotland? Sure we can. The opinion polls have shown we can do this. Maybe we can catch Scottish Labour. The momentum is behind us and we can do the work needed to do to make that dream a reality.”
She added: “The Greens have the ideas for our future. We have the plans to rebuild the public sector. We want to secure new jobs, tackle inequality and protect our planet. You don’t find hope in targets. You find hope in action.”