Maggie Chapman, Green councillor for Leith Walk, has announced her intention to step down as a councillor in order to focus on winning a Green seat in the North East of Scotland in the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections. She recently topped a selection ballot of North East party members to be the party’s lead candidate in the North East region. Maggie is already Rector of Aberdeen University, and will be moving to Dundee shortly.…
Two numbers stood out for me this month – 9.7 million and 129 million. They demonstrate why our politics needs the bold, progressive voice that the Scottish Greens offer.
9.7 million tonnes is the total amount of greenhouse gases that Scotland has emitted in excess of the legally-binding climate change targets our parliament set in 2009. The Scottish Government has failed to meet these target for the fourth year in a row.…