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Encyclopedia > Scottish Green Party
Scottish Green Party
"Scottish Green Party" logo
Leader Shiona Baird MSP and Robin Harper MSP are Co-convenors of the party, and Parliamentary co-leaders
Founded 1990
Headquarters 3 Lyne Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5DN
Political Ideology Green, Scottish independence
Political Position Left-wing
International Affiliation Global Greens
European Affiliation European Green Party
European Parliament Group n/a
Colours Green
Website http://www.scottishgreens.org.uk
See also Politics of the U.K.

Political parties
Elections Scottish Green Party logo File links The following pages link to this file: Scottish Green Party ... Shiona Baird, born September 14, 1946, in Hereford, England is a Green Member of the Scottish Parliament. ... Robin Harper is a Member of the Scottish Parliament, representing the Scottish Green Party for the Lothians. ... This article is about the year. ... Green politics is a body of political ideas informed by environmentalism aimed at developing a sustainable society. ... Walter Thomas Monningtons 1925 painting called Parliamentary Union of England and Scotland 1707 hangs in the Palace of Westminster depicting the official presentation of the law that formed the United Kingdom of Great Britain. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... This article is about the green parties around the world. ... European Greens (or the European Green Party) is the name of the European Green Party, a political party at European level. ... Green is any of a number of similar colors. ... The politics of the United Kingdom are based upon a unitary state and a constitutional monarchy. ... Political parties in the United Kingdom lists political parties in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom has five distinct types of elections: general, local, regional, European and mayoral. ...

The Scottish Green Party (Pàrtaidh Uaine na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the Green party of Scotland, and a full member of the European Federation of Green Parties. It was a constituent part of the former UK Green Party until 1990, when the Scottish Green Party became a separate party from the Green Party of England and Wales. The separation was entirely amicable, as part of the green commitment to decentralisation: the Scottish Green Party supports Scottish independence. Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... This article is about the green parties around the world. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... The European Federation of Green Parties is an umbrella organization of green parties in Europe. ... The Green Party was formed in 1973 as the Ecology Party. ... This article is about the year. ... The Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW) is the principal Green political party in England and Wales. ... Decentralisation (American: decentralization) is any of various means of more widely distributing decision-making to bring it closer to the point of service or action. ... Walter Thomas Monningtons 1925 painting called Parliamentary Union of England and Scotland 1707 hangs in the Palace of Westminster depicting the official presentation of the law that formed the United Kingdom of Great Britain. ...


The Scottish Green Party benefits from the fact that the British government created a Scottish Parliament, which includes an element of proportional representation in addition to the seats elected by first-past-the-post. In the first election to this Parliament, in 1999, the Scottish Green Party got one Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) elected by proportional representation, Robin Harper, the UK's first Green Parliamentarian. On May 1, 2003 the Scottish Greens added six new MSPs to their previous total. The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ... For the national legislative body up to 1707, see Parliament of Scotland. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) is the title given to any one of the 129 individuals elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament. ... Robin Harper is a Member of the Scottish Parliament, representing the Scottish Green Party for the Lothians. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Scottish Parliament is elected using the Additional Member System of proportional representation. Soon, local authorities in Scotland are to be elected using the Single Transferable Vote system of proportional representation. The Additional Member System (AMS) is a voting system in which some representatives are elected from geographic constituencies and others are elected under proportional representation from party lists. ... Proportional representation, also known as full representation, is an electoral system in which the overall votes are reflected in the overall outcome of the body or bodies of representatives. ... This STV ballot for the Australian Senate illustrates group voting tickets. ...

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Scottish Green Party MSPs

All of the Scottish Green Party's Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSP's) were elected under the list or "top-up" system of representation in the Parliament. Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) is the title given to any one of the 129 individuals elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament. ...

  • Shiona Baird is co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party, and speaker on enterprise & lifelong learning, energy and waste. She is an MSP for North East Scotland and sits on the Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee.
  • Mark Ballard is Green speaker on finance and public services and sits on the Finance Committee. He is an MSP for the Lothians, the second Green MSP for that region. He also convenes the Parliamentary Group.
  • Chris Ballance is an MSP for South of Scotland, and Green speaker on nuclear, peace, arts, culture & tourism, and parliamentary business. He sits on the Procedures Committee.
  • Robin Harper is Co-Convenor of the Scottish Green Party, Green speaker on education, young people and sport at Holyrood and the first Green MSP for the Lothians.
  • Patrick Harvie is Green speaker on justice, communities, Europe and constitutional affairs at Holyrood, and sits on the Communities Committee which is currently dealing with private housing and will move onto reform of the planning system later in 2005. He is an MSP for Glasgow.
  • Mark Ruskell is an MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Green speaker on the environment and fisheries, and co-convenor of the Parliament's Environment and Rural Development Committee. He leads the Green campaign for a Food Revolution and GM Liability.
  • Eleanor Scott is an MSP for Highlands and Islands, and Green speaker on health, rural development and marine issues at Holyrood.

Shiona Baird, born September 14, 1946, in Hereford, England is a Green Member of the Scottish Parliament. ... North East Scotland is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. ... Mark Ballard, born June 27, 1971 is a Green Member of the Scottish Parliament. ... The Lothians is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. ... Chris Ballance, born July 7, 1952 is a Green Member of the Scottish Parliament for South of Scotland. ... South of Scotland is one of the eight electoral areas for the Scottish Parliament through which 7 of the 56 Additional Members System MSPs are elected. ... Robin Harper is a Member of the Scottish Parliament, representing the Scottish Green Party for the Lothians. ... The Lothians is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. ... Patrick Harvie MSP Patrick Harvie (born 18 March 1973 in Vale of Leven, Dunbartonshire) is a Green Member of the Scottish Parliament. ... Glasgow is one of the eight electoral regions for elections to the Scottish Parliament from which 7 of the parliaments 56 Additional Members System (AMS) MSPs are elected. ... Mark Ruskell, born May 14, 1972 in Wisbech, England is a Green Member of the Scottish Parliament. ... Mid Scotland and Fife is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999. ... Eleanor Scott, born July 23, 1951 in Inverness, is a Green Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Highlands and Islands. ... The Highlands and Islands is one of the eight electoral areas for the Scottish Parliament through which 7 of the 56 Additional Members System MSPs are elected. ...

See also

The United Kingdom general election of 2005 saw significant numbers of minor or single issue candidates standing for election. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Scottish Young Greens
  • Green Bloggers
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Represented in the House of Commons (646) :

Labour (356) | Conservatives (197) | Liberal Democrats (63) | DUP (9) | SNP (6) | Sinn Féin (abstentionist) (5) | Plaid Cymru (3) | SDLP (3) | Ind KHHC (1) | Respect (1) | UUP (1) | Vacant (1) Political parties in the United Kingdom lists political parties in the United Kingdom. ... The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party has since its formation in the early 20th century been the principal left wing political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Conservative Party is the second-largest political party in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Democratic Unionist Party is the largest of two unionist parties in Northern Ireland and is led by Ian Paisley. ... In Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP) is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... It has been suggested that Provisional Sinn Féin be merged into this article or section. ... Plaid, in full Plaid Cymru (pronounced IPA: ) – The Party of Wales, is the principal nationalist political party in Wales. ... The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP — Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is the smaller of the two major nationalist parties in Northern Ireland. ... Independent Kidderminster Hospital and Health Concern (often known by the shorter name Health Concern) is a political party based in Kidderminster, England. ... RESPECT The Unity Coalition is a left wing British political party founded on January 25, 2004 in London. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP or, in a historic sense, simply the Unionist Party ) is a moderate unionist political party in Northern Ireland, which formed its government between 1921 and 1972 and was supported by most unionists throughout the Troubles. ...

Represented in the Scottish Parliament (129):

Labour (50) | SNP (27) | Conservative and Unionists (17) | Liberal Democrats (17) | Scottish Green Party (7) | Scottish Socialist Party (6) | Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party (1) | Independent (5) For the national legislative body up to 1707, see Parliament of Scotland. ... The Labour Party has since its formation in the early 20th century been the principal left wing political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... In Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP) is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... The Conservative Party is the second-largest political party in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) is a far left wing Scottish political party which campaigns for a socialist economic platform and Scottish independence. ... The Scottish Senior Citizens Unity Party (SSCUP) were formed in February 2003, in time to contest that years elections to the Scottish Parliament. ...

Represented in the Welsh Assembly (60):

Labour (29) | Plaid Cymru (12) | Conservatives (11) | Liberal Democrats (6) | Forward Wales (1) | Vacant (1) The National Assembly for Wales (or NAfW) (Welsh: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) is a devolved assembly with power to make legislation in Wales, and also is responsible for most UK government departments in Wales. ... The Labour Party has since its formation in the early 20th century been the principal left wing political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... Plaid, in full Plaid Cymru (pronounced IPA: ) – The Party of Wales, is the principal nationalist political party in Wales. ... The Conservative Party is the second-largest political party in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... Forward Wales (or Cymru Ymlaen in Welsh) is a political party operating in Wales. ...

Represented in the Northern Ireland Assembly (108) (suspended):

DUP (32) | UUP (24) | Sinn Féin (24) | SDLP (18) | Alliance (6) | UKUP (1) | PUP (1) | Independent (2) The logo of the Northern Ireland Assembly is a six flowered linen or flax plant, chosen for the plants historical economic importance to the region. ... The Democratic Unionist Party is the largest of two unionist parties in Northern Ireland and is led by Ian Paisley. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP or, in a historic sense, simply the Unionist Party ) is a moderate unionist political party in Northern Ireland, which formed its government between 1921 and 1972 and was supported by most unionists throughout the Troubles. ... It has been suggested that Provisional Sinn Féin be merged into this article or section. ... The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP — Irish: Páirtí Sóisialta Daonlathach an Lucht Oibre) is the smaller of the two major nationalist parties in Northern Ireland. ... The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI), is a political party operating in Northern Ireland. ... The UK Unionist Party (UKUP) is a small political party operating in Northern Ireland. ... The Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) are a small political party from Northern Ireland. ...

Represented in the London Assembly (25):

Conservatives (9) | Labour (7) | Liberal Democrats (5) | Greens (E&W) (2) | One London (2) The London Assembly is an elected body that supervises the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London. ... The Conservative Party is the second-largest political party in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... The Labour Party has since its formation in the early 20th century been the principal left wing political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW) is the principal Green political party in England and Wales. ... One London is a British political party formed on September 1, 2005 by Damian Hockney and Peter Hulme-Cross. ...

Represented in the European Parliament (72 out of 732):

Conservatives (ED, 26) | Labour (PES, 19) | Liberal Democrats (ELDR, 12) | UKIP (ID, 10) | Greens (E&W) (EGP, 2) | SNP (EFA, 2) | DUP (EUD1, 1) | Plaid Cymru (EFA, 1) | Sinn Féin (EUL, 1) | UUP (ED), 1 | Independent (2) (Ind) The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... The Conservative Party is the second-largest political party in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... The European Democrats (ED) are a conservative and eurosceptic party grouping with seats in the European Parliament as part of the larger EPP-ED group. ... The Labour Party has since its formation in the early 20th century been the principal left wing political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Party of European Socialists (PES) (French: Parti socialiste européen (PSE); German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Europas (SPE); Spanish: Partido socialista europeo (PSE); Italian: Partito socialista europeo (PSE)) is a European political party whose members are 30 social democratic, socialist and labour parties of the European Union member states as well... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... The European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (founded in 1993) is a liberal party, active in the European Union, uniting liberal and centrist parties around Europe which together represent more than 20 million European voters and is an international non-profit association incorporated under the laws of Belgium. ... The United Kingdom Independence Party (commonly known as UKIP, pronounced you-kip) is a Eurosceptic political party that aims at British withdrawal from the European Union. ... IND/DEM logo The Independence and Democracy (IND/DEM) group, formed July 20, 2004 is a euro-sceptic political group with 36 MEPs in the European Parliament. ... The Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW) is the principal Green political party in England and Wales. ... European Greens (or the European Green Party) is the name of the European Green Party, a political party at European level. ... In Scotland, the Scottish National Party (SNP) is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... The European Free Alliance (EFA) is a grouping of various political parties in Europe who believe in either full political independence (statehood), or some form of devolution or self-government for their country or region. ... The Democratic Unionist Party is the largest of two unionist parties in Northern Ireland and is led by Ian Paisley. ... EUDemocrats (EUD) is an alliance of parties, movements and political organisations operating as a transnational Party at a European level (European political party), and incorporating members from both the centre-left and the centre-right. ... Plaid, in full Plaid Cymru (pronounced IPA: ) – The Party of Wales, is the principal nationalist political party in Wales. ... The European Free Alliance (EFA) is a grouping of various political parties in Europe who believe in either full political independence (statehood), or some form of devolution or self-government for their country or region. ... It has been suggested that Provisional Sinn Féin be merged into this article or section. ... GUE-NGL logo The European United Left–Nordic Green Left is a socialist and communist political grouping within the European Parliament. ... The Ulster Unionist Party (UUP, sometimes referred to as the Official Unionist Party or OUP or, in a historic sense, simply the Unionist Party ) is a moderate unionist political party in Northern Ireland, which formed its government between 1921 and 1972 and was supported by most unionists throughout the Troubles. ... The European Democrats (ED) are a conservative and eurosceptic party grouping with seats in the European Parliament as part of the larger EPP-ED group. ... Non-Inscrits (English: Non-Attached; the English name is also official, but the French name is prevalent even in English texts) are Members of the European Parliament who do not sit in one of the political groups. ...

Minor parties:

British National Party | Socialist Labour | Liberal | English Democrats The British National Party (BNP) is the most popular political party of the far right in the United Kingdom. ... The Socialist Labour Party (SLP) is a small left-wing political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Liberal Party is a minor United Kingdom political party. ... The English Democrats Party, previously the English National Party, is the largest and best established English nationalist political party in England, with representation throughout England, which seeks the establishment of a Parliament for England with at least the same powers as those granted to the Scottish Parliament. ...

1. DUP MEP Jim Allister is a member of the EUD, whilst the DUP itself remains non-affiliated.
The Democratic Unionist Party is the largest of two unionist parties in Northern Ireland and is led by Ian Paisley. ... Jim Allister, QC (born April 2, 1953) is a Northern Ireland unionist politician and barrister. ... EUDemocrats (EUD) is an alliance of parties, movements and political organisations operating as a transnational Party at a European level (European political party), and incorporating members from both the centre-left and the centre-right. ... Non-Inscrits (English: Non-Attached; the English name is also official, but the French name is prevalent even in English texts) are Members of the European Parliament who do not sit in one of the political groups. ...

Green Parties
Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa
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Europe
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Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England and Wales, Estonia, Flanders, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands (The Greens), Netherlands (Green Left), Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Spain (Confederación de Los Verdes), Spain (Federación de Los Verdes - Izquierda Verde), Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Wallonia and Brussels
Italic links indicate observers or non-members of the Global Greens.

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Scottish Green Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (571 words)
Shiona Baird MSP and Robin Harper MSP are Co-convenors of the party, and Parliamentary co-leaders
The Scottish Green Party (Pàrtaidh Uaine na h-Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is the Green party of Scotland, and a full member of the European Federation of Green Parties.
Mark Ruskell is an MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Green speaker on the environment and fisheries, and co-convenor of the Parliament's Environment and Rural Development Committee.
Green Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (441 words)
The Green Party was a green political party in the United Kingdom.
The Green Party was originally formed as PEOPLE, or the Ecology Party, in Coventry in 1973, with the first edition of Manifesto for a Sustainable Society as the party's statement of philosophy and policies.
The party was the Green Party in the 1987 general election and took 89,753 votes.
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