Better transport services, support for independent traders and farmers, a 'radically transformed welfare state' and a 'magical localism' are all possible in South Holland.This was the attractive offer made by Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley during a visit to Spalding yesterday (Monday).Speaking at an event called "Challenges facing Market Towns and Rural Economies", Mr Bartley appealed to voters in South Holland and the Deepings with a call for economic, environmental, political and social change in the light of Brexit.During the event at Spalding's South Holland Centre, organised by South Lincolnshire Green Party members, Mr Bartley spoke of the need for a "genuine fresh movement", both in the area and the UK, to show that people who voted in favour of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) in the 2016 referendum were being listened to.Mr Bartley said: "It's a message we've been delivering for years that we have to change the way we do politics."But there's a limit to what we … [Read more...] about Green Party co-leader calls for ‘power to the people’ in Spalding
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PUBLISHED: 11:55 28 January 2019 Anne Suslak Cllr Simon Grover, Jill Mills, James Lomas and Kate Bretherton attaching a price tag to a tree in St Peter's Street. Picture: Simon Grover Archant A local tree champion teamed up with the St Albans Green Party to raise awareness of the positive effect trees have on the environment. The price tag the St Albans Green Party attached to a tree in St Peter's Street. Picture: Simon GroverKate Bretherton, who has written a book on the trees of St Albans, joined the St Albans Greens to attach giant price tags to trees in St Peter’s Street.The tags aim to show the importance of trees in reducing noise and pollution, providing protection from wind and sun and soaking up carbon, which contributes to global warming.Green Party member Jill Mills said: “If people knew the real value of trees they’d think twice about chopping them down.“Older trees are especially precious and it can take a hundred … [Read more...] about St Albans Green Party puts up price tags to show value of city centre’s trees
National isn't ruling out doing an Epsom-style seat deal with any potential 'blue-green' party that arises between now and the next election. Former Green Party member and failed leadership contender Vernon Tava says there has been a lot of talk about setting up an environmental party that could partner with National. The Greens have never backed National, the latter of which lost the last election despite being the biggest party because it had no viable coalition partners. New 'centrist green' political party could partner with National National leader Simon Bridges told The AM Show he heard a bit of chatter over summer about it, but hasn't been involved. "I haven't been in any talks, I haven't seen anything concrete. But I suppose what I'd say is the idea of it, look, it could be a valuable contribution. Because I think in truth what you've got in the Green Party that's in Parliament is a party that's very much to the left of Labour - so that's not for everyone. "I think the idea … [Read more...] about ‘Blue-green’ party might get Epsom-style deal from National
WEST Berkshire Green Party has announced its parliamentary candidate to contest the next general election in 2022. The party’s former chairman Steve Masters will be battling to oust Richard Benyon from his seat and become the next MP for Newbury, the environmentalist organisation has revealed. A former serviceman, Mr Masters served in the RAF as an aircraft engineer for 20 years and joined West Berkshire Greens in April 2015 after the party’s national surge in membership and votes in the 2015 general election. He stood down as party chairman last month, after two years in the role. He was the Green Party candidate for Thatcham South and Crookham in the West Berkshire local election last June, receiving 15.6 per cent of the vote. He also won the Inspiring Candidate award at the Green Party Conference in 2017. At the time of joining West Berkshire Greens, Mr Masters said the party only had a “loose group of members”, … [Read more...] about West Berkshire Green Party unveil parliamentary candidate
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez Arizona Republic Published 10:12 PM EST Nov 7, 2018 She was barely a blip in Arizona's U.S. Senate race, with no rigorous campaign schedule, virtually no press operation and essentially no name identification. She spent less than $1,000 during on her campaign, and was laid off in the process, she wrote on social media. Angela Green's biggest moment of the election cycle came Tuesday night, as early results in the too-close-to-call race rolled in, and it appeared as though she was the only thing standing between a winner. As of Wednesday, Green, the Green Party's candidate, pulled in 38,633 votes, with hundreds of thousands of votes outstanding. That number was double the difference of votes that stood between Republican candidate Martha McSally and Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema. It's still unclear whether Green could serve as a spoiler in the still-uncalled race, where tens of millions of dollars have been spent by the … [Read more...] about Did Green Party spoil Kyrsten Sinema’s bid against Martha McSally?