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He may be Green, but is he an education policy novice?

Despite having left school four years ago, Ross Greer is already a party spokesman

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Being the youngest-ever MSP has its advantages, says Ross Greer, who was elected last year at the tender age of 21. Now, the Scottish Green Party’s education spokesperson, the MSP for the West of Scotland region, says his age makes it easier for him to engage with young people.

But while older MSPs can often recall the minutiae of political events they have experienced first-hand, for Greer – who turns 23 next month – this is a history that has had to be learned. He’s also had to put up with lazy heckles, with one Conservative MSP repeatedly calling him “child” during a debate.

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