Lorna Slater: Scottish Greens will have more influence than ever

The Scottish Greens’ co-leader Lorna Slater said her party will have “greater influence in Holyrood than ever before” following the party’s best election performance. Ms Slater said the SNP falling short of an overall majority and the Scottish Greens’ returning eight MSPs was a “good thing for Scotland” because her party offered “positive, practical policies” for the country. After she was elected to the Scottish Parliament for the first time as a regional MSP for Lothian, Ms Slater said she will be giving up her job as an engineering manager to take her seat in the Scottish Parliament after the “huge privilege” of being elected on the Lothian list.