Patrick Harvie MSP

Citing her “terrific combination” of personal qualities, Patrick Harvie MSP has added his name to the growing list of high-profile supporters of Alex Phillips’s campaign to be Deputy Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

Harvie said:

“I’ll be voting for Alex because I believe she has a terrific combination of qualities which the Deputy Leader will need – energy, creativity, political experience and the charisma needed to help build a stronger Green Party and communicate its message to the widest possible audience.”

Harvie is Glasgow’s Green MSP and co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party. The Scottish party is separate from the Green Party of England and Wales since an “amicable divorce” in 1990, but Harvie, like many Scottish Greens, maintains membership of both parties and will be eligible to vote for Phillips in the ballot later this summer.

Gary Dunion

About Gary Dunion

Gary Dunion is Parliamentary Officer for Friends of the Earth Scotland. He has prevously worked for Green and Independent MSPs, and campaign organisations including Global Justice Now and WWF Scotland. He was a founding editor of Bright Green.