Our biggest problems in Bath are the cost of housing, an air pollution and air quality crisis, and overcrowded, expensive transport. Bath as a city voted to Remain and our local MP has since ignored our wishes. Eleanor will tackle these problems at the root, rather than tinkering nervously at the edges like other candidates.
But elections are expensive - just standing as an MP requires a deposit of £500, never mind the investment needed to win.
This campaign is run and funded by the ordinary people of Bath. Can you help us raise the money we desperately need to be in with a good chance of beating Labour and the Tories?
In this election, we Greens could get our best ever results in Bath. Green Party membership across the region has gone up from 1,000 to nearly 12,000.
In the 2015 local elections, we became Bath’s third party when our overall votes beat UKIP and the Labour to take third place.
Since 2015, amazing things have happened. Impossible things are becoming possible. A green, left-wing, anti-austerity party won a huge share of the vote in the Netherlands.
A Green-minded Independent won in Austria. Across the South West, people are hearing and connecting with the Green message and believe a better, alternative future is possible.
With the right funding, we can run a fantastic campaign and change Bath forever.
This election will be a challenge but every vote counts! To succeed, we need to be seen everywhere in Bath. That means spending on leaflets, social media advertising, press adverts, PR experts, campaigns, training and broadcasts. Only blanket coverage will give us the best possible chance. The opportunity to share our unique environmental message.
Property developers are throwing barrels full of money at our rivals. Millions of pounds is always poured into the coffers of both Labour and Conservative Parties.
For the Greens, this is a make or break time.
Unlike the other parties, we refuse donations from property developers, tax dodgers and media moguls. We will not hold court with oil barons, airlines and construction firms.
This means we rely on people like you to help fund our campaign.
£15 would deliver an entire street's worth of newsletters
£100 would pay for a whole ward to receive a leaflet in Bath
£500 would allow us to pay for one newspaper for all of Bath.
£750 would give us the opportunity to print two newspapers for all of Bath
£1K would give us the chance to take out adverts, billboards and exclusive coverage in Bath
£2k would pay for enough postcards to reach critical target voters across Bath
£3k could employ a part-time press officer to help get the Green message into well-read local papers
£5k would pay for a cutting-edge online media strategy to reach new groups of voters and work around the mainstream media.
£10k would pay for all of this and more, to support a long term Green presence in Bath.
Will you give to help us do the work that will make sure we are seen everywhere?
Please consider what you can afford to give today. Whether it’s £1, £5, £50 or £1,000, each donation matters. Each pound will get us closer to the balance of power in Bath. To ensure that our political rivals must work hard to earn the right to represent us here.
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Promoted By Hugh Prentice, Canteen Cottage, Bath, BA2 8PY. On behalf of, Eleanor Field and Bath & North East Somerset Green Party, 5 St James’s Park, Bath, BA1 2SS. Hosted by Crowdfunder