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21-year-old Scottish Green member becomes youngest-ever MSP

The youngest-ever Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) has been elected for the Green Party.

Ross Greer is aged just 21, and has been a member of the Scottish Greens since he was 15.

Ross Greer Credit: PA

He is also something of a political veteran already, having been part of the successful campaign to award 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

He has also served as a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, and contested the East Dunbartonshire constituency in last year's general election.

In a statement on the Scottish Young Greens website, the former Yes Scotland campaigner - who describes himself as "Christian, socialist and Green" - said:

I had always been an environmentalist since a young age but as my interest in politics grew, I began to realise that only the Scottish Green Party offered the practical solutions that I wanted, combining social justice and equality with sustainability and practical solutions to tackling climate change.

– Ross Greer, MSP

After the referendum he worked for the Scottish Greens on strategy development, and is the party's spokesman on Europe and external affairs.

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