Helen Armstrong for the Greens

Tuesday February 20th 2018

Helen Armstrong

Green party candidate Helen Armstrong

Midlothian Green Party members have announced the selection of Helen Armstrong to contest the Penicuik by-election for the Scottish Green Party on the 22nd March.

Helen has lived in Penicuik with her family for more than eleven years, and currently chairs the Penicuik High School Parents’ Association. She is a consultant ecologist who has campaigned to protect primary school playing fields; who is passionate about protecting Midlothian’s green spaces, and who wants to see strong communities being built, not just mass housing.

Helen said:

“I love Penicuik’s strong sense of community, the friendliness of the people and the huge range of activities that take place, largely run by committed volunteers. The voluntary groups and Council-run facilities which make Penicuik a special place to live need strong support from Midlothian Council and if elected I will fight hard to protect them.

“I joined the Green Party because I believe we are the only party that understands the connections between economic, environmental, community and personal health. Our vision for Penicuik is one where local businesses thrive and provide fulfilling jobs in a clean, green environment and where schools, healthcare and housing really meet the needs of local people.

“The voting system for Council elections means that there is no such thing as a wasted vote and I urge Penicuik voters to give their number 1 vote to Midlothian Greens to call for a different and better way forward for our communities.”

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