My name is Alfie Stirling and I am standing for the Green Party in Lewes constituency. I am standing for Parliament because when I look around our constituency I see people unable to afford a home in their own town; unable to find a job that pays enough to get by; and concerned for the future in face of environmental uncertainty. All the while, our political establishment refuses to listen. The Green Party is the only party left in the UK with a positive agenda for change. Only the Green Party promises to deliver:
- A £10/hour minimum Living Wage by 2020
- A Wealth Tax on the richest 1% to pay for genuinely affordable housing
- Public ownership of the railways
- Free university education and equal support for vocational training
- 100% renewable energy
This election promises to be the most open in a generation and the Green Party are on the verge of a serious break through. Evidence has shown that when people vote for policies alone, the Greens are the most popular party in the country. The problem is big money, big media and the established parties want to make sure the Green Party are ignored. The BBC recently had to apologise for ignoring us, pollsters continue to exclude us from their headline results (despite the fact that we consistently receive more support than the Lib Dems), and Ofcom recently refused to give the party ‘major party status’ – despite awarding this status to UKIP. This means less coverage and less exposure for the only party challenging the status quo with a progressive alternative.
We don’t have millionaire backers. We’re not supported by corporate elites. Put simply, we don’t have the resources of the other major parties. That’s why we’re turning to ordinary people to help make sure we all have a voice at the upcoming General Election. We are seeking to raise the funds to pay for the £500 deposit required to stand for parliament, and for a further £800 needed to send one leaflet to each home in the constituency. For £1300, we can ensure the Greens have a voice in our constituency. If you feel that you can support us, please donate and make sure this election is one we can all be proud of! If you can’t afford to donate but would like to help, please do get in touch. Our greatest asset are the people willing to give us their time!Email: the project owner Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlfieStirlingForMPLewesConstituency Twitter: @alfie_stirling*Donations of over £500 have to be reported to the electoral commission by the Green Party to ensure these donations are made by UK nationals; political parties may not accept donations of over £500 from those not registered to vote.