- Message from the prospective Green Party candidate for Erewash:
Putting Erewash First
Erewash has been my home for nearly 2 decades, I have lived here for 19 years, I’ve worked here as a teacher for 16 of those years. Perhaps most importantly to me, I am raising my family here, my children go to school here, we shop here, we use the parks and local amenities, we experience the same issues as every other Erewash resident and I am completely invested in the long-term future of the whole of the borough.
Having always had an interest in politics I have been an active member of the Green Party since 2014 when I was made aware of local issues such as fracking and HS2 and I felt the current political establishment was failing us. In 2015 and 2017 I helped support our previous candidate and I have decided that now is the right time for me to step up and stand for the Green seat at the Erewash Council Table.
I have the experience, the knowledge and the passion to bring the Green Party policies to our local area. As a teacher I speak in front of an audience almost every day! I also have extensive experience hosting public events and debates, have been interviewed for Radio and both live and pre -recorded television programs and am more than happy to discuss local and national issues and policy with members of the public and opposing parties.
Some of you know me from my extensive lobbying against the proposed HS2 route through the heart of Erewash, something I am still very passionate about but have taken a step back from to focus on gaining as many Green votes as possible in the short time between now and the election.
In 2019 Green voters elected 7 members of the European Parliament and doubled the number of local councillors.
I am asking for your support to reach as many Erewash constituents as possible in this election with the long-term goal of continuing to raise the profile of the Green Party on a local and National level.
With the national environmental campaigning and the success of green issues in the public consciousness there is the question of “if not now, then when?”. The time is right to stand up on our core issues, although it is gratifying to see other parties pursue Green policies, they have in the past not followed through and cannot be trusted.
There are over 25,000 voters in Erewash who did not vote in the last general election and, at present, half of those voters have voted before, therefore there is a poll of potential voters who we can win over. These will be our main target.
We have heard the phrase “vote green, get blue” before and, considering the changing political landscape and less allegiance that people now have to the traditional parties, we owe it to the people of the area to provide an alternative to the red and blue two party politics that has this country in a mess. With our manifesto of local policies, I envisage that we will gain votes from all parties.
Your donation will help make sure that the residents of Erewash have a Green option on the ballot on the 12th of December!
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