New stretch target
Thank you all so much for securing the funding for us to stand candidates in Winchester and North West Hampshire.
Now we concentrate on the activities to make a meaningful campaign as the election draws near. It costs around £400 to print 3,000 newsletters which we distribute to our target ward on a biannual basis. Each constituency has over 40,000 households so that tells you something of the expense to getting our message out to every constituent. With any contributions above the desposits we will spend them wisely on the party's targeted campaigning either online (social media), in person, (stalls), or in print.
Democracy isn’t free. The Green Party doesn't have the same level of financial backing that the other parties do, therefore we lack the money required to stand MPs all over the UK.
The fee just to stand as MP is £500 per constituency. Apparently this is to deter those who are not serious (as if you secure 5% or more of the vote it’s returned). But the reality is that it ensures only a certain type of person can stand, and prevents those from poorer backgrounds or without the backing of wealthy individuals or institutions from getting anywhere.
With your help, we might just stand a chance, and give 150,000 people in Hampshire the option to vote Green in 2015.
The Winchester Green Party covers two parliamentary constituencies:
WinchesterNorth West Hampshire
Winchester Green Party is campaigning locally on a range of social, economic and environmental issues. Here's 10 for starters:
- Protecting Public Services
- Improving Air Quality
- Social Housing Over Commercial
- Supporting Renewable Energy
- Reducing Road Traffic
- Protecting the Local Countryside
- Sustainability Over Growth
- More Representative Democracy
- Improving Public Transport
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