Nicola Sturgeon has urged SNP members to back her deal with the Scottish Greens to “cement the pro-independence majority at Holyrood” as it was confirmed two Green co-leaders are to join her government as junior ministers. The SNP’s national executive committee ruling body has rubber-stamped the agreement, but members are being given a consultative vote on the matter.
Telegraph 26th Aug 2021 read more »
The co-leaders of the Scottish Greens will have ministerial roles in the departments for transport, the energy industry and the environment under plans for the party to join the Scottish government. It was confirmed yesterday that Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater will serve in Nicola Sturgeon’s administration under a co-operation agreement. Each will hold broad portfolios if the power-sharing deal is signed off by Scottish Green Party members. The party’s rules state that the deal cannot go ahead if the membership rejects it in a vote tomorrow.
Times 27th Aug 2021 read more »
Lorna Slater: TOMORROW will be one of the biggest days in the history of the Scottish Greens. After months of meetings and consultation, our members will vote on whether to accept the co-operation agreement that we have negotiated with the Scottish Government. If they choose to back it, then it will be the first time that Green politicians have been in government anywhere in the UK. It would put Green voices right at the heart of decision-making and could be a vital step on Scotland’s journey to independence.
The National 27th Aug 2021 read more »