LISTEN: Podcast with Scottish Greens candidate Isla O’Reilly


CommonSpace reporter David Thomson brings the final instalment of his Holyrood 2016 series of podcasts with election candidates

WITH just days remaining until the public takes to the polling booths in the Scottish parliamentary elections, CommonSpace reporter David Thomson brings his final podcast interview of the campaign.

David travelled to Inverness to interview Scottish Greens Highland and Islands candidate Isla O'Reilly, who is second on the Greens' regional candidates list behind John Finnie.

Topics discussed in the interview include: broadband connectivity and infrastructure; lack of accessibility for public transport; health/social care integration and unpaid carers; tax; ferry privatisation; land reform and ownership; the recent PFI/PPP controversy following the closure of Edinburgh schools; education and the attainment gap; childcare; women's representation in the workplace, equal pay and everyday sexism.

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