Since its creation in 1999, the Scottish Parliament has provided a forum to address issues like health, education and the environment, which directly affect the nation. However, as far as representation goes, there is room for improvement. Things could change dramatically in this year’s parliamentary elections, set to take place on 6 May. This is the second of four reports.
With the most diverse set of candidates to date, those elected to Holyrood could look very different indeed, with more women, more people of colour, and more disabled people.
Fatima Joji, from Aberdeen, is one of the candidates hoping to be among Scotland’s new MSPs in May: she leads the Scottish National Party’s regional list in the northeast of Scotland.
Click here to read the full article published by RFI on 28 April 2021.