Scottish Greens – East Renfrewshire

Holyrood 2016 – the campaign begins!

We had a great time down in Clarkston today, at the end of the first official week of the campaign for the Scottish Parliament. The street was packed full of political activists, but we were the last ones standing and we enjoyed talking those who braved the gauntlet about what a bold, Green presence in Holyrood could mean for them.

active sgp

It’s fair to say that a lot of the people we spoke to were worried about local services, and our commitment to fairer taxes and local control went down well, though there were points where I wished I had this graphic at hand to help with the explanation:

SGP Tax Bands

A few passers by also expressed concern about the financial competence of the current administration of East Renfrewshire Council, which I expect will be a big deal when it comes to next year’s local government elections, and those making use of the train were understandably interested in our commitment to renationalising it.

talking to the public

In short, it was a great way to start the weekend – here’s to many more conversations on the way to a Green Holyrood‬!

stall clarkston 020416

A list of upcoming events:

If you want to help us out at any of these events, or if you’d just like a bit more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us by sending an email to eastren@scottishgreens.org.uk!

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One comment on “Holyrood 2016 – the campaign begins!

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This entry was posted on April 2, 2016 by in Holyrood 2016, Uncategorized.
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