Green Party in Scotland encourages non-binary people to go in politics


The Scottish Greens have elected two new co-leaders, Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater, for the first time – replacing the previous co-convener positions. Slater’s main priority is to smash the stereotype of politics as a male-dominated sphere, she wants more women and non-binary people to believe in their ability to do better for the country. “We’re copying Women 50:50 – the theory being that women need to be asked, they don’t like to put themselves forward,” the politician says. She added that being a professionally successful woman does not mean being bad at caring about your family. She is happily married to a man who divides this viewpoint and who even helped her to film the video encouraging politically educated womanhood. “We’re going to have eight regional lists, and we want at least half of the people on those lists to be women, so that means we need more than 40 women and non-binary people,” she said.


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