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First Preference Votes Key to Turning Councils Across the Highlands and Islands Green

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First preference votes for the Scottish Greens will have the biggest impact on influencing local authority leadership, Ariane Burgess MSP has said after she cast her vote for the Scottish Green Party.

The Scottish Greens are aiming to make gains across the country, with candidates asking voters to Think Global and Act Local by giving them their first preference vote.

Ariane Burgess MSP said:

“This election is about action in our communities, which is why we need a Green councillors, pushing local authorities to cut carbon emissions, boost public transport and build communities where everyone can afford to live, learn and work.

“Even one Green councillor could be crucial in delivering the things we are securing in government, like record investment in nature restoration, recycling and active travel, and the biggest teacher recruitment drive in 15 years.

“Every vote counts, but it is your number 1 vote that is the most important and that will make by far the biggest difference.

“Giving the Scottish Greens your first preference is the only way to guarantee a new direction for councils.”

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