Lorna Slater

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Lorna Slater
Official portrait of Lorna Slater MSP.jpg
Co-leader o the Scots Greens
Assumed office
1 August 2019
Servin with Patrick Harvie
Precedit biMaggie Chapman as co-convener
Personal details
Poleetical pairtyScots Greens

Lorna Slater (born 1974 or 1975)[1] is a Canadae-born Scots politician that is co-leader o the Scots Greens wi Patrick Harvie. She teuk office on 1 August 2019 fur a twa-year term.

Airly life an ingineerin thrift[eedit | eedit soorce]

Slater wis born in Canadae.[1][2] Efter muivin tae Scotland, she wirked as an ingineer in the renewables sector, then as a project guider.[3][4] In 2018, she wis ane o three wummin frae Scotland awairdit a place on the Homeward Bound international guideship development programme, that includit a trip tae Antartica the follaein year, whaur she had studied the effecks o climate change.[5][6][7]

Political thrift[eedit | eedit soorce]

Slater became politically involved durin the rin up tae the 2014 Scots unthirldom referendum, whaur she actit in favour o Scots unthirldom.[8]

Slater has stuid as a candidate fur the Scots Greens mony times. Durin the 2016 Scots pairlament election, she wis third on the pairty's Lothian list,[9] an in the 2017 Unitit Kinrick General Election she wis ane o three candidates pit forrit bi the Scots Greens,[4] staundin in Edinburgh and North Leith.[10] In 2019, durin a City o Edinburgh Cooncil by-election, she received 25.5% o the first preference votes, comin in seicont.[11] She wis co-convener o the Scots Greens Operations Committee when she wis named seicont on the list o candidates fur the 2019 European Pairlament election.[12]

She stuid in the Scots Greens' first co-leadership election, bein electit on 1 August 2019 alangside Patrick Harvie fur a twa-year term,[5] beatin previous co-convener Maggie Chapman.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c "Sky's the limit: Meet Scotland's newest party leader". STV News (in Inglis). 13 August 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  2. Grant, Alistair (5 August 2019). "Scotland's newest party leader swaps the big top for the political circus". The Herald (in Inglis). Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  3. "The varied life of an electro-mechanical engineer". sciencegrrl.co.uk (in Inglis). 9 October 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  4. a b Davidson, Jenni (10 Mey 2017). "Scottish Greens reveal candidates for European elections". Holyrood (in Inglis). Archived frae the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  5. a b Bell, Sean (1 August 2019). "'It's not democracy if it's not representative': New Scottish Greens co-leader Lorna Slater says party will become more diverse under her leadership". CommonSpace (in Inglis). Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  6. "Edinburgh engineer heading to the Antarctic". theedinburghreporter.co.uk (in Inglis). 3 Mey 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  7. Slater, Lorna (1 Apryle 2019). "The not-so-strange connection between Antarctica and Leith". Edinburgh Evening News (in Inglis). Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  8. Allison, David (29 Apryle 2017). "Local elections 2017: Leaflets, letterboxes and shoe leather". BBC News (in Inglis). Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  9. "Edinburgh's parliament election candidates named". Edinburgh Evening News (in Inglis). 1 Apryle 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  10. "Election 2017 > Edinburgh North & Leith". BBC News (in Inglis). 25 Apryle 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  11. Bol, David (12 Apryle 2019). "SNP candidate Rob Munn victorious in Leith Walk by-election". Edinburgh Evening News (in Inglis). Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  12. Kirkaldy, Liam (25 Apryle 2019). "Scottish Greens reveal candidates for European elections". Holyrood (in Inglis). Archived frae the original on 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.

External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pairty poleetical offices
Precedit bi
Maggie Chapman
Co-leader o the Scots Green Pairty
2019 – present
Wi: Patrick Harvie