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ALISON JOHNSTONE ON SCOTLAND BILL AND VOTES AT 16

Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian and a member of Holyrood’s Devolution (Further Powers) Committee, today (28 May) expressed hope that allowing 16 and 17 year olds to vote in next year’s Scottish Parliament election could lead to a similar change being made for UK elections.Alison small pic

Alison spoke this afternoon in the Stage 1 debate on the Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill, highlighting the positive engagement in politics experienced by 16 and 17 year olds during the independence referendum.…

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Green Councillor Martin Ford On Aberdeenshire Council Changes

Democratic Independent and Green councillors Paul Johnston and Martin Ford have reached an agreement with Labour, Progressive Independent and SNP councillors on policies to be pursued by a new Aberdeenshire administration.

The agreed policies – on improved governance, support for communities and protecting the environment – will see the DIGG councillors remain a separate group on Aberdeenshire Council, but one that will support a new administration in key votes, giving the authority stability.…

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