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Scottish Greens reveal candidates for European elections

Scottish Greens reveal candidates for European elections

The Scottish Greens have released their list of candidates ahead of the European elections.

The party’s co-convener Maggie Chapman is top of the list, which was selected over the last two weeks, with the co-convener of the Scottish Greens Operations Committee Lorna Slater in the second spot.

Patrick Harvie, who is expected to introduce the candidates today, said Chapman had “a proven track record as an effective campaigner”.

Maggie Chapman said: “I’m delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to lead the positive Green campaign for a just and welcoming Scotland at the heart of Europe.

“Scottish Greens have been fighting to keep Scotland where it belongs - at the heart of the EU - in recent years and I’ll offer the people of Scotland the chance to choose our positive message of hope, and elect Scotland’s first Green MEP.

“The climate crisis is the biggest threat facing humanity and will be my top priority if elected to represent Scotland in the European Parliament. I hope to join the many other fantastic European Greens in this fight.

“The Green MSPs are leading the change at Holyrood, putting the climate emergency at the top of the parliament’s agenda, and I look forward to working with them, and with Green colleagues across Europe to deliver a Green New Deal which will create hundreds of thousands of jobs in Scotland and millions across the continent.”

The full list:

1.            Maggie Chapman

2.            Lorna Slater

3.            Gillian Mackay

4.            Chas Booth

5.            Mags Hall

6.            Allan Faulds

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