Election 2016: Green party leader to answer questions in Moray

Patrick Harvie - will answer questions in Moray.
Patrick Harvie – will answer questions in Moray.

GREEN PARTY LEADER Patrick Harvie MSP will kick off his party’s Scottish Election campaign in Moray when he arrives on Tuesday.

During his visit Mr Harvie on Tuesday will call in at a number of Moray’s local businesses and organisations, as well as taking part in a public question and answer event alongside John Finnie MSP.

Mr Finnie will be able to answer question on his campaign to halt ship-to-ship oil transfers on the Moray Firth, while he will be joined by Highlands and Islands List candidate Isla O’Reilly, and Moray Greens Convenor James MacKessack-Leitch.

Mr MacKessack-Leitch said: “It’s a rare enough event for party leaders to visit Moray – so we are delighted that Patrick’s coming to help kick start our campaign, as well as meet some of people behind our hard-working and successful businesses and organisations.

“But the highlight for me has to be the Public Q&A event. This is exactly what democracy is all about – getting up close to the decision makers and holding them to account.

“It’s true that we’re unlikely to see a Green Government in Holyrood after the election, but what we can have is a challenging and constructive Scottish Greens group to make sure the next Scottish Government sticks to a bold progressive path.

“This is a great opportunity for people in Moray to learn about our vision for Scotland, as well as put their questions directly to one of Scotland’s political leaders, and their regional and local Greens.”

The Public Q&A event on Tuesday 16th Feb. is free, and starts at 12.30pm in The Drouthy Cobbler, 48a High St, Elgin, IV30 1BU.