Two weeks in, together we've achieved so much!
In just two weeks, you have joined thousands of Green Party supporters and activists to leap into action and raise over £100,000 to get our campaign started. Thank you!
The election campaign was launched in Bristol and within no time Green MEP Molly Scott-Cato became bookies favourite to win the Bristol West seat. Your donations are already being put to good use but we really need your help to push us over the line so we can do even more!
Here’s a taste of what we’ve been up to so far:
April 20th – Campaign Launch in Bristol
April 26th - Student policies
On the 26th of April Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley and Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack kicked-off Natalie Bennett’s campaign in Sheffield with the announcement of the Green Party student policies and three key commitments to:
- Scrap tuition fees
- Reinstate maintenance grants
- Continue the Erasmus programme and match EU funding for universities with a UK equivalent after Brexit
April 28th - LGBTQIA+ Launch
Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley and LGBTQIA+ spokesperson Aimee Challenor launched the Green LGBTQIA+ manifestoin a London church. On the same day Isle of Wight Tory MP Andrew Turner stepped down having made horrible, outdated and dangerous homophobic comments to school children. The contrast couldn't be clearer.
May 2nd - EU announcement.
On Tuesday Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas gave voters the chance to remain in the EU with a pledge to include an option to remain as party of a ratification referendum.
“But we live in a democracy and it would be deeply undemocratic to impose the terms of any deal on Britain's citizens, on our communities, young people, and businesses.”
May 3rd - Clean Air
Jonathan Bartley, Green Party co-leader, spoke to an assembly at a London school yesterday morning and called on the Government to clean up the UK’s filthy air, which is linked to 40,000 early deaths every year.
The demand comes as new figures reveal the cost of taking a bus, coach and train has soared while the cost of travelling by car has dropped dramatically between 1980 and 2016.
The cost of motoring, including purchasing a vehicle, has fallen by 20% since 1980, while rail fares have risen by 63% and bus and coach fares are up by 64%.
We’re on our way to sending more Green MPs to parliament…
Join us during this election to Stand Up for What Matters
Stand up for young people
Stand up for LGBTQIA+ rights
Stand up for an outward looking Britain
Stand up for a healthy environment
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