At the recent council elections the Greens increased their councillor numbers in Edinburgh to ten and the SNP now have 19 councillors.

The two parties together would form a minority administration of 29 out of 63 councillors.

The Edinburgh Green Party has this evening sent an email to branch members with the text of a draft coalition agreement with the SNP.

The text will be discussed by the Edinburgh Green Party at a special branch meeting on Tuesday 24 May 2022.

Cllr Claire Miller, co-convener of the Green group said: “Our councillors have been in detailed talks with SNP councillors for some days now, and we believe the decision on whether or not to progress a minority coalition with the SNP for Edinburgh council should now be put to our members.

“We are a democratic party, and it is our local branch members who will have the final decision on this matter.” 

Leader of the SNP group on the council, Adam McVey said: “We’re grateful to our Green colleagues for the detailed discussions in recent days and glad to have reached on agreement that Green members will be able to discuss at their branch meeting. We’re hopeful our parties can work together for the benefit of our city and our residents.”       

Cllr Claire Miller re-elected in City Centre Ward
Edinburgh City Chambers. Photo: © 2022, Martin P. McAdam