Scottish Greens D&G Hustings for Holyrood 2016

My contribution to the Dumfries and Galloway Hustings for the 2016 Scottish Elections.

The channel also has links to the videos of the other candidates there on the night. Each candidate was given (just!) two minutes to make their pitch.

It was a fun night and I look forward to the next one in Biggar tomorrow in front of Lanarkshire Branch.

A rough transcript of my speech (somewhat played with on the night) is below the fold:

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Holyrood 2016 Candidate Selection – First Hustings

I’ve just returned from my first hustings as part of the candidate selection for the Scottish Greens Holyrood 2016 campaign in the South of Scotland.

First, my thanks to the good folk at Dumfries and Galloway Greens for running an excellent evening. You did an amazing job keeping all 12 of us strictly to time.
The videos of all of the talks by candidates will be available soon and I’ll post my own here when it is.

I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of all of the candidates. Each one coming to the Green movement from our own directions and each showing their own particular areas of interest and expertise. The party has a tough choice ahead in terms of top billing of the list next year but no matter who is up there we’ll be a strong and effective party for it. The very best of luck to all.

Can’t wait to see you all again at Biggar on the 14th and in Ayr on the 20th.Holyrood2016