Vote for hope, vote Green today

 

 

Jonathan Bartley, Green Party co-leader has set out why a Green vote matters. He has said:

“No matter where you’re casting your vote on election day, you have the chance to put issues you care about on the agenda – from climate change to Brexit. Only the Green Party will fix the NHS crisis and invest in education.

“My message to voters ahead of tomorrow is to vote with your heart, and vote Green. If we wake up to a Conservative government on June 9, Green MPs will hold them to account, whether it’s by calling out the government for bringing the NHS to its knees or fighting an extreme Brexit. We’d be making sure a Labour government delivered on the bold promises in its manifesto – and taking them even further.

“I’m calling on people across the UK to vote not just for the MP they want, but the kind of country they want. The Green Party stands for a caring a confident country, that invests in public services, protects the environment and would give the people of Britain a say on the final Brexit deal. We’ll always stand up for what matters and fight for an inclusive, tolerant society with a positive vision for a sustainable future.”

Vote with your heart for a decent future. Vote Green in Leeds West. Thank you.

Find out more about Andrew

Andrew in the Lake DistrictIf you want find out more about Andrew and what you can expect if you elect him as your MP, you can read about:

His views on the key issues facing the country.

His background and why he wants to become your MP.

Our Green Guarantee

This is the Green Guarantee: A set of commitments that Green MPs will deliver to create a confident and caring Britain.Our Green Guarantee

The Green Party has big, bold ideas to create a confident and caring Britain that we can all be proud of. We aren’t afraid to hope for a better future or to be honest about how we get there. We believe in being brave, in speaking our minds, and in standing up for what matters. We are proud to do politics differently.

Imagine a government that trusts in our common humanity and our capacity to govern ourselves. Imagine a government that believes that the best way forward is by working with each other, rather than against each other. Imagine a government that prioritises the rights of citizens and the environment over those of corporations. Imagine a government that gives everyone a chance and leaves nobody behind in a confident and caring Britain. That’s the kind of government we would work for.

This is what Green MPs promise to do for you and the people and places that you love.

-We will campaign for your right to vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal, including an option to stay in the EU.
-We will push for genuinely affordable, warm homes for everyone and a public health system free for all.
-We will fight for equality, and for a society where nobody is left behind.
-We will always act strongly on climate change and to protect the natural world we love.
-We will stand up for what matters. This is our Green Guarantee to you.

The Green Guarantee contains 10 key pledges:

  • An economy for everyone
  • Protecting our environment
  • Membership of the EU
  • A truly public NHS
  • Education for all
  • Our promise to young people
  • Safe, secure, and affordable homes
  • A safer world
  • A citizen’s democracy
  • A people’s transport system

Read the The Green Guarantee in full

Green Party General Election Priorities

We get that right now the world seems a pretty scary place. And what makes it worse is the feeling we all have that events are completely out of our control.

We get that. We get that politics is off-putting. We get that voting sometimes seems pointless and that it’s not always easy to tell one politician from the next.

And we understand that after you’ve been told you can’t change anything about politics well, you’re going to start believing it.

At times like these we have to dig deep.

The Green Party is the only party committed to stepping outside that box with the “Old Politics” sign on it.

The moment the election was announced we reached out to other progressive parties and asked to talk about an alliance that could prevent the Conservatives being returned to power. Stuck with a vision of a political reality that no longer exists, that invitation was rejected.

We were disappointed but not deterred. We don’t believe in playing games. We believe that progress, prosperity, and people’s rights are more important than party politics. Our values are what drive us and guide us.

Which means that at this election – in fact, at any election – if you vote Green you know what you are getting.

Our Co-Leader Caroline Lucas has, on multiple occasions, been named MP of the year. Jonathan Bartley stood with residents of his home borough of Lambeth and stopped the demolition of an historic social housing estate. Our Assembly Members in London introduced the first living wage. Our MEPs secured the introduction of a Europe-wide cap on bankers’ bonuses following the financial crash. Our councillors in Sheffield took the courageous step of increasing council tax in order to pay for increased support for the poorest 30,000 families in the city.

So while the government is convinced that it’s either May’s way or the highway, we want Britain to take a new direction.

We want to create a confident and caring Britain. One that spends its wealth on our health; that inspires children, supports students, and listens to parents; that stands by teachers; and stands up for what it believes in.

If you share that vision, please vote for us on June 8th and together we will change politics and change Britain.

  • Stand up for renters
  • Stand up for our NHS
  • Stand up for young people
  • Stand up for our rights
  • Stand up for our environment

Read about our election priorities in more detail here:

 Green Party General Election Priorities

Election Day: One clear choice

Andrew on election dayToday you can go out and cast your vote. I urge you to do so. Your vote can make a difference.

Are you are fed up with “business as usual politics” where politicians say roughly the same thing, squabble with each other, and then fail to deliver their promises? Are you fed up of them turning up just at election time after your vote, only for them to let you down for the rest of the time?

Well you have a real positive alternative. You can vote for the Green Party. This is a party that is still based on principles and creates policy through its members, not dictated to by those at the top. It is a party that doesn’t just change what it says to please the audience it has in front of it. It is a party that has policies that puts people and the planet first. It is a party that looks to make things better for all not just the elite in society. It is a party that will look after the vulnerable members of society. It is a party of hope, not negativity and fear.

Just a few of the things the Green Party want to do:

  • Ensure we have a safe planet to live on with a whole range of measures to tackle Climate Change while helping people reduce their cost of living at the same time.
  • Create hundreds of thousands of new jobs that are actually secure, well paid and something you can build a life on.
  • Build 500,000 new social homes for affordable renting to help tackle our housing crisis.
  • Keep the NHS public, fund it properly, and remove privatisation.
  • Introduce a minimum wage that is a living wage of £10 per hour.
  • Renationalise the railways, and regulate buses enabling us to drop fares. We’d immediately reduce fares by 10%.
  • End university fees, reintroduce grants to replace loans, and write off the student loan debt. We’d reintroduce the EMA to help young people stay on at school.
  • Create an economy that works for all not just the wealthy. We’d tackle tax avoidance, ensure big corporations pay their fair share of taxes, and raise the top rate of tax for the very wealthy.

Find out more here: https://www.greenparty.org.uk/we-stand-for/

If you want a real progressive change, vote for it. Vote for what you believe in not the least worst option. Vote Green Party. Please vote for me, Andrew Pointon, in Leeds West. It’s time we had a change for the better.

Thank you

Andrew

 

 

Green Party launches 2015 General Election Manifesto

Green Party Manifesto 2015The Green Party today launched ‘For the Common Good’, the Party’s 2015 General Election Manifesto , which sets out a bold, ambitious plan for a fairer society and safer planet.

The manifesto focuses on the Greens’ commitment to restoring and extending public services and tackling climate change.

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time and only the Greens are determined to tackle it by taking serious action to limit our emissions at home and fighting for a fair global deal that secures humanity’s shared future. The Green Party will invest up to £80billion over the next Parliament in renewable generation and energy efficiency.

Real action on climate change will create jobs, reduce energy bills and make life better for ordinary people.

The Green Party stands for a fair economy that works for all and will end austerity and restore the public sector, creating over one million good jobs that pay the Living Wage.  The Green Party will introduce a Wealth Tax on the top 1%, a ‘Robin Hood Tax’ on the banks and crack down on tax dodging to raise £75billion a year by 2019.

The Green Party will take back our health service by reversing the creeping privatisation of our NHS and increasing health spending by £12billion a year. Healthcare must be publicly funded and free at the point of use.

The manifesto was launched by Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader of England and Wales, and Caroline Lucas, who was elected as MP for Brighton Pavilion in 2010.

Bennett said:

“Austerity has failed and we need a peaceful political revolution to get rid of it.

“Our manifesto is an unashamedly bold plan to create a more equal, more democratic society while healing the planet from the effects of an unstable, unsustainable economy.

“This manifesto presents the Green Party’s genuine alternative to our tired, business-as-usual politics. We desperately need a more equal society and the policies we announce today pave the way towards a brighter, fairer future for all.”

Lucas said:

“We urgently need real leadership when it comes to tackling climate change – and that’s what our manifesto delivers.

“From ending the scandal of cold homes to investing in a public transport system that puts the public first, our plans will make a positive difference to people’s lives, create new jobs and help protect our environment.

“We have put investing in a greener future at the heart of our manifesto and only Green MPs will demand Parliament delivers change that reflects the scale of the climate problem.”

Read the manifesto here: www.greenparty.org.uk/we-stand-for/2015-manifesto.html

What the Greens stand for

The Green Party offers a radically different set of choices compared to the rest of the “business as usual” political parties. 

Imagine a political system that puts the public first. Imagine an economy that gives everyone their fair share.

Imagine a society capable of supporting everyone’s needs. Imagine a planet protected from the threat of climate change now and for the generations to come. That’s the world we want to create and we believe we have the means to do it.

By ensuring that everyone has access to a secure job that pays at least the Living Wage we will build an economy that works for the common good, not just the privileged few. By restoring public services to public hands we will ensure they are run in the interests of the people that use them.

By investing in renewable energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, we will build a stable and sustainable society that protects our planet from climate change.

By building more social rented homes and bringing abandoned buildings back into use we will ensure that everyone has a secure and affordable place to live.

Vote Green and you can help us build a society that works for the Common Good.

Click on the 6 key policy areas below to find out more.

Public NHS Fair economy Decent Homes Free education  Better Transport Safe climate

For a more detailed view of our policies visit our policy website