Politics / Green party aims to stand candidates in next council election

Lerwick Town Hall.

THE LOCAL branch of the Green party is planning to stand a “diverse list” of candidates in the 2022 Shetland Islands Council elections.

Shetland Greens said this follows its “best ever result in the Holyrood regional list” in May’s election.

The majority of Shetland’s 22 current councillors are independent, apart from the SNP’s Robbie McGregor.

Shetland Greens co-coordinator Debra Nicolson said: “Thanks to the 1 in 10 Shetlanders who voted Green, we are building a mandate for a more inclusive, community based, environmental politics in Shetland.

“There is a clear wish to see Green policies that care about the environment, nature and social justice, and to hear a distinctive local Green voice in Shetland. We will work with communities to help Shetland become the place we want to live in, where we are in control of our future.

“We have elected a fantastic MSP in Ariane Burgess to represent our interests at Holyrood but we now need a group of Green councillors on the Shetland Islands Council to shape our direction over the next decade.”

The local branch also said it is keen to hear from people who may want to join the party.

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