Scottish Greens release list of 2019 general election candidates
The Scottish Greens will contest 22 seats across Scotland in the general election, with co-leader Lorna Slater outlining plans to stand against every party which “lacks a clear plan to tackle the climate emergency”.
The party, which will run a gender balanced list of candidates, last month launched its campaign by warning the climate emergency is “the most pressing issue” of the election.
While the Green Party in England and Wales has entered into an electoral pact with pro-Remain parties in constituencies, the Scottish Greens have outlined plans to contest seats held by SNP, Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem MPs.
Scottish Green co-leader Lorna Slater said: “I’m delighted that our local branches have decided to contest seats across Scotland, and against every party who lacks a clear plan to tackle the climate emergency.
“I’m also proud that we have had brave and capable women coming forward to stand to make our list perfectly gender balanced.
“We are electing MPs that could sit for half the time climate science tells us we have left to address the climate emergency, yet the SNP, Labour, Lib Dems and Conservatives all commit to extracting oil and gas beyond 2050. That is simply incompatible with that timescale. That’s why the clearest way voters can demand climate action at this election is to vote Scottish Green.”
The full list of candidates:
Livingston - Cameron Glasgow
Linlithgow and Falkirk East - Gillian Mackay
Edinburgh West - Elaine Gunn
Edinburgh South West - Ben Parker
Edinburgh South - Kate Nevens
Edinburgh North and Leith - Steve Burgess
Edinburgh East - Claire Miller
West Dunbartonshire - Peter Connolly
East Dunbartonshire - Carolynn Scrimgeour
North Ayrshire and Arran - David Nairn
Glasgow South - Dan Hutchison
Glasgow North - Cass McGregor
Glasgow Central - Elaine Gallagher
Falkirk - Tom McLaughlin
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow - Erica Bradley-Young
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill - Patrick McAleer
Airdrie and Shotts - Rosemary McGowan
Stirling - Bryan Quinn
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath - Scott Rutherford
Dunfermline and West Fife - Mags Hall
Aberdeen North - Guy Ingerson
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey - Ariane Burgess