Support the Chichester and Bognor Green Party
A General Election is coming and the Chichester and Bognor Green Party will be fielding excellent candidates in 3 constituencies; Chichester, Bognor Regis and Arundel and South Downs.
The Green Party made a tremendous break through in this year's local and European elections, returning 2 Arun District Councillors, 2 Chichester District Councillors and 4 Chichester City Councillors and were the 3rd strongest party in the Chichester Area for the European parliamentary elections ahead of both the Conservative Party and Labour Party.
To build on this success we require £1250 to cover deposits (Arundel and South Downs is shared with the Mid-Sussex Green Party) and funds to cover the printing of materials. It costs £20 to print 100 glowing green window posters, £200 to print a ward newsletter.
With your help and support we can build on our recent success and look to turn Arundel and South Downs, Bognor and Littlehampton & Chichester Green.
Meet the candidates:
Isabel Thurston - Arundel and South Downs
I have lived near Arundel for 20 years, and have both brought my family up and worked at a school in the area. I have been an active member of the Green Party for 30 years in officer roles in local parties, and have stood in local elections regularly. I was also the candidate for Arundel and South Downs in the 2015 General Election, achieving 6.4% of the vote. I was delighted to be elected on to Arun District Council and subsequently to the South Downs National Park Authority, in May 2019.
One of my key priorities for Arundel and South Downs would be to campaign for improved public transport. I believe that now the Government has declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency, intense effort should be put into ensuring that rural areas have joined up and effective services they need to become less car dependent.
Heather Barrie - Chichester
I have lived in Chichester for 14 years now and I am standing for the Green Party as they are the only party who are consistent in their message and founded on a basis of respect and fairness for people and planet. They are also actively addressing the reality of the climate change emergency. I am a business owner, a coffee lover and keen cyclist and walker and I am passionate about the world in which we live and its future.
Carol Birch - Bognor and Littlehampton
Climate Change is my first priority, I believe that every decision should be taken with this in mind. How to reduce emissions at every opportunity, our individual actions are important. Decisions such as where and how to build a home, where to build our roads (or not), how to encourage cycling and walking and to improve public transport are critical and need leadership from our Government.
I would like to see the whole government system overhauled with Highways England money being diverted to a new organisation tasked with facilitating movement of people in a healthy non-polluting manner. As a result of changes such as these, I believe we can have a sustainable and healthier environment for now and the future and be healthier in ourselves as walking and cycling become easier.
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Promoted by Sam Pickford on behalf of Chichester and Bognor Green Party, both of 6 Cambrai Avenue Chichester.