New stretch target
To fund deposit for a candidate to stand in either Bootle or Southport at General Election 2015 !
Lindsay Melia First ever Green Party General Election candidate in Sefton Central!
Sefton Green Party is delighted to announce that Lindsay Melia has been selected as our candidate for Sefton Central in the 2015 General Election.
Sefton Greens need to raise the £500 needed for the deposit to stand member and local resident LINDSAY MELIA for election in Sefton Central.
We want everyone in the constituency to have the opportunity to vote Green in the General Election in May. To show that they want a new way of governing our country. A chance to vote for a party that is committed to social equity, sensible economics and a sustainable environment. And which is the fastest growing political party in the country.
The £ 500 deposit is returned if we win more than 5% of the votes cast, which we think is reasonably likely. In that case, the money raised will be injected back into our campaigning in future local, European and General Elections here in the Sefton area.
We have a strong candidate in Lindsay, being born and raised in Seaforth, 24 years old and a passionate advocate for the Green way of social justice, equality and protection for the environment.
We ask for your generous donations towards this deposit. If we are fortunate enough to exceed the £ 500, then any excess could be put towards standing a second candidate in either Southport or Bootle constituencies, or towards our campaigning in our target local council ward around Waterloo.
Please give a little - or a lot - towards this nationwide effort to forge a new path for the Greens in Sefton.
A more detailed statement from Lindsay follows -
I've lived in Sefton area all of my life. Growing up in a poorly represented area, where people feel they have no real say in how things are run, strongly motivated me to put right that wrong - both for the better of my community and those surrounding. I want to make Sefton an even better place to live for everyone.
I believe that widespread involvement with politics is healthy for society; it is important that politics is not something only for those with an active role, but something open to input from all people. As a young, working class female I feel that I am able to relate to those who are un-represented at present - there are not enough female candidates and, as the Green Party is committed to addressing all types of inequality, it is important that women stand up and show that strong voice.
I am actively involved in the local and regional Green Party, including the Young Greens group, which represents the rapidly increasing cohort of young and optimistic members joining the movement.
I want to lead by example, encouraging others to engage in politics and to shape Sefton and our country for the better. Please help me take this important step.
Thank you, Lindsay.