5 May 2010
The Green Party has more General Election candidates than ever standing this year in the East Midlands, contesting over a 3rd of the seats available with 17 PPCs.
Broxtowe Green Party has selected David Mitchell to stand as its candidate; David says: "I am honoured to be standing for the Green Party in Broxtowe. The Green voice in our community needs official representation."
Derbyshire has four candidates with Peter Allen in the High Peak constituency; Lee Fletcher in Erewash; Josh Stockell in the Derbyshire Dales and Duncan Kerr in Chesterfield. Peter Allen says "I am delighted that voters in Derbyshire will now have the chance to vote Green. This election will be the most important in recent times: Britain and the world face a perfect storm as we suffer the worst financial crisis in living memory, only the Green Party offers the right response, with our programme for sustainable living and social justice."
Leicester Green Party is standing three candidates. The candidate for Leicester South is Dave Dixey, Geoff Forse is standing in Leicester West & Mo Taylor in Leicester East.
Northamptonshire Green Party has selected five candidates with Julie Hawkins standing in Northampton South, Tony Lochmuller in Northampton North, Jonathan Hornett in Wellingborough, Steve Whiffen in Daventry and Marcus Rock in South Northants. Jonathan says "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."
Nottingham Green Party are fielding candidates in Nottingham South, Nottingham East and Ruschliffe with Matthew Butcher, Benjamin Hoare and Richard Mallender as their PPCs. Richard says "Re-building our economy and combating climate change are our highest priorities. Only the Green Party has the policies that will let us do both."
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.
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