Patrick is from Dunbartonshire and has served as the Green MSP for Glasgow since 2003. He has been Co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party since 2008.
Patrick’s political career includes involvement in the Campaign to Repeal Section 28 in 1999-2000; various roles at regional and national level in the Scottish Green Party; and the Scottish Coalition for Justice Not War 2001-2003.
Before his election to Parliament, Patrick was employed with the Gay Men’s Project at the sexual health agency PHACE Scotland (now known as THT Scotland). He was involved in research, groupwork, one-to-one support work, resource development, fundraising, equality policy work and training in assertiveness, sexual health, equality and discrimination issues.
Patrick is a member of the parliament’s referendum bill committee.
Patrick has his own blog here.
Alison is from Edinburgh and lives in the south of the city with her husband and young daughter.
A former East of Scotland 800 metres and 1500 metres title holder, Alison still runs for fitness and has witnessed the gradual and ongoing loss of accessible green space for residents and the apparent obsession with organised and elite sport that excludes many.
Since 1999 Alison worked as an assistant to Robin Harper MSP, a position she held until he stood down and she was elected Green MSP for Lothian.
She has been campaigning hard on issues including safe cycling, independent shops versus supermarkets, air pollution and biomass. Alison is a member of the parliament’s economy, energy and tourism committee.
Alison has her own blog here.
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