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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets Scottish party leaders in the first televised debate tonight as the campaign for the May elections begins SNP Chair Sturgeon, Douglas Ross of the Scottish Conservatives, Anas Sarwar of Scottish Labor, Lorna Slater of the Scottish Greens and Willie Rennie of the Scottish Liberal Democrats answer questions from the public in today’s live debate

The main topics during the debate so far have been the coronavirus response and recovery, as well as a potential referendum on Scottish independence

Lorna Slater, co-chair of Scottish Green, meanwhile, said the coronavirus pandemic had shown that the economy was based on low wages and insecure work

She also called for action against climate change, saying, “Science tells us we have less than 10 years before climate change passes the point of no return. The time to act is now”

Lorna Slater is a Canadian-born Scottish politician who co-heads the Scottish Greens with Patrick Harvie

Ms. Slater is not only running for parliament, but is also a technical project manager at Orbital Marine Power

In the upcoming elections in May, Ms. Slater will hold the seat of the constituency of Edinburgh Northern and Leith in the Scottish Parliament

She will compete against incumbent SNP Ben Macpherson, Labour’s Katrina Faccenda, Tory Callum Laidlaw and Rebecca Bell of the Liberal Democrats

Ms. Slater and Mr. Harvie were elected co-leaders of the Scottish Greens in August 2019

When elected, she said, “I look forward to bringing my expertise in marine renewable energy and manufacturing in Scotland to our Scottish Green New Deal proposal to ensure that we are all social and able to offer Use economic opportunities together with coping with the climate emergency “

Today’s debate has featured issues such as climate change, coronavirus recovery and a potential second referendum on Scottish independence within Holyrood’s next term

Ms. Slater said her party would commit to a referendum to be held in her manifesto during Holyrood’s next term

She said, “In the room we hear people who are for the union, who are not really arguing for the union, but instead arguing that the people of Scotland should not have the right to vote”

She added: “The Scottish Greens would support a referendum this term because we believe that the Scottish people should make decisions about Scotland”

But Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross highlighted the coronavirus vaccination program as one of the UK’s strengths

After more than half of all Scottish adults got their first dose of vaccine, he said, “This is the union that works The UK gets the vaccines delivered by our NHS staff, our UK armed forces and volunteers This is the union that works for people right now “

The party leaders have also committed themselves to crackdown on abusive behavior in the election campaign

When asked to pledge to act swiftly against abusive behavior that goes on on behalf of the party during the elections, Mr Sarwar said “clearly yes”

He continued, “We cannot choose these issues. I know from the women on the panel that from our own experience as an ethnic minority we cannot choose

“It doesn’t matter where it comes from or who it is addressed to, whether they are on our side or another, we have a duty to condemn these perpetrators and show solidarity with the victims that is a cast iron obligation of me “

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World News – GB – Nationality of Lorna Slater: Where does the Scottish Greens candidate, Lorna Slater, come from?

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1417061/lorna-slater-nationality-where-is-scottish-greens-candidate-lorna-slater-from-scotland-evg