Greens chat about their next man­i­festo

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The South La­nark­shire branch of the Scot­tish Green Party were out in Ruther­glen Main Street over the week­end.

Mem­bers spent Satur­day af­ter­noon chat­ting with res­i­dents about what they would like to see in their man­i­festo for next year’s lo­cal elec­tions.

The Greens are plan­ning to run can­di­dates in all South La­nark­shire wards, in­clud­ing the four wards in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang.

Af­ter the stall, the party’s na­tional co­con­vener, Pa­trick Harvie, paid a visit to chat about the is­sues that had been raised.

A col­lec­tion was also held for the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank.

Among those tak­ing part was for­mer sec­re­tary of the Ruther­glen SSP, David McCle­mont, who has now joined the party.

Kirstin Robb, who was the Scot­tish Green Party’s top can­di­date for Cen­tral Scot­land at the re­cent Holy­rood elec­tion, said: “We re­ally en­joyed be­ing out on Ruther­glen Main Street last Satur­day.

“We spent the af­ter­noon talk­ing to lo­cal peo­ple about their lives and changes they would like to see in the fu­ture so that our coun­cil can­di­dates at next year’s lo­cal elec­tions are well in­formed about lo­cal peo­ples’ priorities.

“The stall was topped off by a bumper col­lec­tion for Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Food­bank and cof­fee with re­gional Green MSP Pa­trick Harvie in the Ruther­glen Town Hall.

“Thank you to all who came for help­ing, chat­ting and do­nat­ing.”

Green light The Scot­tish Greens at their stall on Ruther­glen Main Street on Satur­day

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