An Election message from Natalie Bennett
“Green councillors have proven their ability to stand up for their constituents and deliver real change. In a period when councils have been under enormous pressure to execute savage cuts handed down from Westminster, Green councillors have fought tooth and nail to protect essential public services and vulnerable people. By challenging the destructive budget priorities of councils led by the old parties that have run out of ideas, and holding planners and developers to account, Green councillors have made a real difference to people’s lives.
“But while councils have been hard hit by Tory austerity, they should be straining every sinew to protect care services, community facilities and leisure spaces - finding creative ways to preserve them for the future. Greens have ideas to help with that, as well as scrutinising, challenging, and asking tough questions - being a new broom sweeping through often dusty corridors.
“If you want to send your message about the need for real change – about the need for multinational companies and rich individuals to pay their way and about the need for creative solutions in local communities, vote Green on 4th May.”
County Council Election Campaign 2017 and candidates in the East Midlands
A record number of Green Party candidates will stand in the County Council elections in the East Midlands. We continue to campaign hard on a number of local issues, fighting the corner for ordinary people where other local politicians continue to disappoint by implementing destructive Tory policies. A full list of local candidates will be made available once the selection process has been completed.
For more information and offers of help contact Steve Miller, East Midlands Campaigns Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
We stand for a fairer society, and making the green option the easiest and cheapest one is part of that. We think ‘Fair is Worth Fighting For' on many issues including:
Community - Greens campaign to revitalise our communities and want to save public services from cuts.
Education - We would ensure education is free, including school meals.
Environment - Greens will make it easier to recycle and compost household waste and help you reduce your waste.
Transport - We will prioritise schemes for pedestrians, cyclists, bus and rail travel.
Health - Greens want publicly run care that is properly funded, free at the point of use for all.