Previously Elected Greens
Highland councillor 2017-2022
Badenoch and Strathspey
Pippa Hadley is a single working mum living in Badenoch and Strathspey. She was elected to serve her ward as a Local Councillor in 2017, and sat as a representative member on the Board and Planning Committee of the Cairngorm National Park Authority and on the South Applications Planning Committee. She campaigned locally for 'Better Buses'.
Orkney Islands councillor 2017-2022
East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray
Steve has lived on South Ronaldsay in Orkney with his wife Sarah and son Sami since the early 2000's, after re-locating from Edinburgh to start a family and begin two small businesses: Gerraquoy Organic Farm and Orcadian Wildlife. In May 2017 he was elected to Orkney Islands Council, and was the first mainstream political party candidate ever to be elected there. Steve sat on over 20 committees, for example as Vice-Chairman of the Orkney Health and Care Committee, and a voting member of the Integration Joint Board. Successes with the help of Parliamentary colleagues included winning an extra £5.5 million for fair-ferry funding for Orkney; persuading OIC to adopt the UN Principles of Responsible Investment for its Pension Fund; and succeeding in the appointment of a Climate Change Officer within Orkney Islands Council. Steve was also instrumental in the declaration of a Climate Change Emergency by Orkney Islands Council in May 2019.
Highlands and Islands MSP 2011-2021
Justice, Transport & Tourism, Rural & Island Communities
John is a former police officer and was a Highlands and Islands MSP between 2011 and 2021. He was a member of Holyrood's Justice and Rural Economy committees. He successfully campaigned against deploying armed police to routine incidents, work for which he was awarded “Community Politician of the Year 2014”. He has campaigned against cuts to local education and medical services, police control rooms and Citizen’s Advice Bureaux and for public ownership of Calmac Ferries and the railways. He has also pushed for ethical investment of public funds and against ship to ship oil transfers of oil in the Moray Firth.