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Patrick Harvie

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Co-convener of the Scottish Green Party
Assumed office
Serving with Eleanor Scott (2008-11)
Martha Wardrop (2011-13)
Maggie Chapman (2013-)
Member of the Scottish Parliament
for Glasgow
Assumed office
1 May 2003
Personal details
Born 18 March 1973 (1973-03-18) (age 47)
Vale of Leven, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Political party Scottish Green Party
Alma mater Manchester Metropolitan University

Patrick Harvie (born 18 March 1973) is the co-convener of the Scottish Green Party (with Maggie Chapman) and Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Glasgow region. He was first elected in the 2003 election and was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2016.

Positions held

Scottish Parliament

  • MSP for Glasgow region (2003–present)
  • Member of the Finance and Constitution Committee (present)
  • Convener of the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee (2007–2011)


  • Co-convener, Scottish Green Party (2008–present)
  • Spokesperson for Finance, Economy, Fair Work, Equalities (present)
  • Spokesperson for Justice, Communities, Europe and Constitutional Affairs (2005–2007)
  • Spokesperson for Justice and Communities (2003–2005)


Harvie is an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, Honorary Vice-President of the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association and a patron of Parents Enquiry Scotland. He is a board member of the Glasgay! Festival, and a member of Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Equality Network, Stonewall (UK), Amnesty International, Humanist Society Scotland, Campaign for Real Ale and the Campaign Against the Arms Trade. From 2003 till 2007, Harvie wrote a weekly column in the Scottish edition of the Big Issue.

He is bisexual, and in 2003 became the first openly bisexual Member of the Scottish Parliament.

He was also a candidate in the election for Rector of the University of Glasgow in February 2008.

Harvie is an advocate of Open Source and Free Software, and a Linux user. His use of Twitter during an important political dinner drew much media comment.

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