Help us give people in Taunton Deane constituency (including Wellington, Wiveliscombe, Bishops Lydeard and surrounding villages) a real choice at the next general election on 7 May 2015. We're aiming to raise £1000 to cover the cost of the deposit and hopefully a bit extra for campaigning costs. The Green Party offers voters a real opportunity for a new approach to governance. Unlike the other main parties, we do not rely on corporate contributions from big business or tycoons. This means that we are free of influence to truly represent the needs of ordinary people, rather than having to please the vested interests of private donors.Clive Martin is our prospective Green Party MP for Taunton Deane and is passionate about fighting for the needs of the local community. Clive has lived in Bishops Lydeard for the past 20 years and is an active member of the village. He has been a parish councillor for the last 5 years and spent 10 years as a governor for Bishops Lydeard Primary School including 6 years as Chairman. He has spent his working life in and around the state benefits system, as a civil servant, as a voluntary sector advice worker, and as a manager of local authority advice services. With your help we will be able to put local people and issues at the centre of the discussion and to fight for a better Taunton Deane for everyone.Here are just a few of our ideas for a better future:
- Reduce private car use by putting resources into cycling and public transport and encouraging and incentivising car sharing schemes for commuters in and around Taunton Deane.- Change taxation and the economy to put more resources into small and medium-sized businesses and support secure and well-paid employment.- Encourage sustainable farming, localisation and food security, all of which should be good news for local people.Please give whatever you can to give our local community a real choice in their future direction and help us spread the word to encourage others. Thank you!View our update to see Clive's 2nd video blog about the current obsession with austerity and cutting public spending.