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EU REFERENDUM RESPONSE

June 27th, 2016

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Following the Leave result of the EU referendum, the Scottish Green Party will be working with other parties to keep Scotland in Europe and protect Scottish citizens’ rights as EU citizens.

To support these aims, we are asking members to…

COUNCIL TURNS DOWN A.D. PLANT – GREEN RESPONSE

June 27th, 2016

Following the news that East Lothian Council has rejected a planning application to construct an anaerobic digester at Ballencrieff, the East Lothian Greens have released the following statement:

“East Lothian greens are pleased that the Council has seen sense and …

VOTING TO STAY IN THE EU – WE'RE GREENER IN EUROPE

June 8th, 2016

Dunbar-based Sarah Beattie-Smith, former South of Scotland lead candidate for the Holyrood election, is one half of the team putting together the Scottish Green Party’s “GreenerIN” campaign for the EU referendum.

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“Greens want to see a Europe that continues to …

GREENS SAY SCOTLAND CAN CARE FOR CARERS

April 27th, 2016

Lothian lead candidate Alison Johnstone has underlined the Scottish Greens commitment to supporting unpaid carers by visiting Leuchie House National Respite Centre in East Lothian.

Alison JohnstoneManifesto pledges from the Greens – who are campaigning for A Better Scotland, A Bolder …

SNP MURKY ON FRACKING, SAYS SGP LEAD CANDIDATE

March 26th, 2016

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South of Scotland lead candidate Sarah Beattie-Smith reinforced the Scottish Greens’ policy to ban fracking, as she addressed a hustings audience at the weekend.

Speaking at an event organised by local community group Sustaining North Berwick, Sarah said: “I want …

EAST LOTHIAN BUDGET: GREENS PROPOSE PLAN TO FUND VITAL SERVICES

February 4th, 2016

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East Lothian Green campaigners Isla Aitken and Jason Rose outside Council HQ in Haddington

East Lothian Greens this week called on the local authority to consider raising Council Tax to prevent further drastic cuts to services and jobs.

The council …

SCOTTISH GREENS CAN PUSH GOVERNMENT BEYOND COMFORT ZONE, SAYS HARVIE

February 1st, 2016

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Patrick Harvie addresses an audience at the David Hume Institute

Public policy research organisation the David Hume Institute last week (26th January) invited Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie to address its members. Patrick was introduced by the institute’s director …

EAST LOTHIAN BUDGET CUTS: GREENS CRITICISE CONSULTATION

December 8th, 2015

East Lothian Greens are criticising the local authority’s “lopsided” budget cuts consultation.

The council is inviting public comments on proposed “efficiency savings” in the 2016-17 and 17-18 budgets, due to be voted on by councillors in February.

Changes proposed by …

HOUSING DEBT SLOWING DOWN ECONOMIC RECOVERY, SAYS WIGHTMAN

November 19th, 2015

Land reform expert and writer Andy Wightman visited Musselburgh last night for a meeting hosted by the East Lothian Greens.Andymeeting

In the wake of news that East Lothian tenant farmer Andrew Stoddart is facing eviction from the land he has …

LOCAL PLAN: ROSE AND AITKEN CONDEMN FLAWED EAST LOTHIAN LDP

November 18th, 2015

 

East Lothian Greens last night (17 Nov) condemned the decision by the local authority’s Labour-Conservative-Independent administration to approve a flawed and contradictory Local Development Plan.Isla and Jason

Musselburgh Greens campaigner Jason Rose said:

“Although the outrageous proposal for 1,000 houses on

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