Windsor & Maidenhead Green Party Election Fund

by Fintan McKeown and Derek Wall in Windsor, Berkshire, England

Windsor & Maidenhead Green Party Election Fund
We did it
On 10th June 2017 we successfully raised £560 with 18 supporters in 28 days

The Green Party is standing candidates in Windsor and Maidenhead in this snap election. We need your help to fund our campaign costs.

by Fintan McKeown and Derek Wall in Windsor, Berkshire, England

The Green Party is standing candidates in Windsor and Maidenhead in this snap election, but we need your help to fund our campaign costs.

Just like you, we want to live in a free, fair and equal society, on a planet that is respected and thriving.

If you care about the NHS and social care, a better economy, decent homes and 21st century transport solutions, free education for all, and treating our environment with intelligence and respect; then you should join us.

We believe that no matter how daunting it is, we should all be working together towards a better future.

For this General Election, we are standing dedicated and visionary candidates in Windsor and Maidenhead, Fintan McKeown and Dr Derek Wall.

Fintan is an actor who has worked at the National Theatre with Howard Davies, Judi Dench and Daniel Day-Lewis. Fintan has played a huge range of roles, in Game Of Thrones, The Bible, Merlin, Atlantis, Barbarians Rising, Hollyoaks and Star Trek Voyager.

Of his campaign, he says "At this critical time, it is certain that the Green Party offer a viable, realistic option to the “Brexit means Brexit” scenario, and that essential concerns for people’s wellbeing and life here and now are not forfeited in this snap election power play."

"Windsor residents have a remarkable local, national, European and international sensibility which must be allowed freedom of expression."

"As your representative, I will help to voice your concerns and ambitions from the outset, during this election and beyond."

Dr Wall, a father of three, has been a member of the Green Party since 1980. He is a strong internationalist and is at present Green Party International Coordinator, as such he helped organise the Global Greens Congress in Liverpool in March - the largest meeting of Greens the world has ever seen.

Derek told local party members that he was in with an excellent chance of becoming Britain’s second Green Member of Parliament, "54% of local voters voted for remain in last year’s referendum, Theresa May’s increasingly strident calls for a hard Brexit, put her at risk on 8th June.  I am a passionate remainer in a party which is strongly committed to the European Union and believe I am uniquely well positioned to challenge May."

"I am strongly opposed to Heathrow expansion, it will blight Maidenhead with more noise and pollution.  You can’t trust May; she says she is strong but her change of mind on Heathrow shows she is dangerously fickle on vital issues.  The Green Party are the only consistent anti-expansion voice."

As well as being a hard working parish councillor and writer, Derek is also a keen cyclist, gardener and cook.  He is a patron of Peace in Kurdistan and a keen supporter of the Kurdish people in Turkey, Iran and Syria.

Please support your Green candidates! Every pound you pledge helps us get our message out there and your voice heard. Your support will help towards the costs of election deposits and general campaigning, such as leaflets and social media to get our message out there. Don't let the issues that matter to you get drowned out in Brexit rhetoric and the same old politics. It's time for a change.

Pledge now!

 

Please note the following:

1. All funds from this Crowdfunder project will be passed to East Berkshire Green Party (EBGP). The funds will be used to pay for:

  • deposits for Green Party candidates in both the Windsor constituency and the Maidenhead constituency
  • “freepost” leaflets and other items promoting our Maidenhead candidate
  • items promoting our Windsor candidate
  • items promoting the Green Party and it’s aims generally

Any funds left over after the campaign will be retained and used by EBGP for general political activities and future elections.

 2. For donations over £500:

  • permissibility checks will be undertaken in compliance with the Electoral Commission rules
  • information about donations, including donor details, will be made publicly available on the Electoral Commission website

 3. Anonymous donations are not allowed (this is to enable multiple donations from the same source to be aggregated. If they add up to more than £500 then rules for donations over £500 apply, please see above).

 4. By making a donation you confirm that you are eligible to make political donations in the UK (e.g. you are on the electoral register somewhere in the UK), and that this donation is not made for or on behalf of any other person.  All donations received are subject to the regulations of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

Air kisses and hi-fives from us!

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A shout out on our social media, and a warm feeling that you've done something special.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Covers the cost of a batch of A3 campaign posters. Plus we'll give you a shout out on our social media, and you'll get an even warmer feeling inside!

£85 or more

0 of 40 claimed

£85 Reward

A shout out on our social media and dinner at our post-election restaurant social.

£100 or more

0 of 100 claimed

£100 Reward

£100 prints another 3,000 leaflets to get through doors and in shops and cafes, to tell people what we're all about. Help us here and we'll also give you shout outs on our social media, regular updates from our candidates and a personal invitation to a very special after election event.

£250 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£250 Reward

Shout outs on our social media, you'll be feeling so good it's unreal, regular updates from our candidates and a personal invitation to a very special event.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

The cost of standing just one of our candidates! Yep, like it or not democracy is not a poor person's game, and many of our activists have loaded their credit cards to get our campaign underway. Pledge this, and you'll be a true Green Hero!


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