It is just six months until the general election. There’s a #greensurge around the country. Membership of the Green Party is up 90% this year, and we’re polling higher than ever before.
But to take advantage of this, to ensure more voters hear about the Green Party message of the need for real change, to build a society that works for the common good within the environmental limits of one planet, we need funds.
Here in Camden, we’re working hard on Green Party leader Natalie Bennett’s campaign for the seat of Holborn and St Pancras.
The New Statesman spent a day with Natalie in the constituency, and reported “change is afoot for this area’s ‘old energies’.”
We have a huge opportunity for a great result in Holborn and St Pancras.
To make sure that people know that the Greens are here, and what we stand for, we need funds - for leaflets, for calling cards, for poster boards, for letters to voters and more.
We’ve got special single-issue leaflets on social and climate justice, inequality, the NHS, education and housing. And we hope to cover more issues. If you live in the constituency you might have already seen our teams out delivering the message at Tube and train stations
And we’ve got leaflets our volunteers can deliver door to door to let people know what’s happening in their local area – and let them know when we’ve called around to talk to them about the issues in the ward.
And as the election gets closer we need window posters and poster boards for gardens to make sure the strength of Green support is evident.
We’re appealing for £3,000 to fund those materials – to make sure we can reach across the constituency.
Every pound you can give will allow us to reach more than a score of voters – voters who could turn Holborn and St Pancras Green.
The current MP, Labour's Frank Dobson, has a lot of personal popularity, but now he's leaving after more than 30 years.
The Liberal Democrats got 29% in 2010, after spending a huge amount of money in the final stages of the campaign. Most of those voters are now up for grabs.
We came second to Labour in the council vote this year across the constituency and Green councillor Sian Berry (pictured right with Natalie and former Camden Green councillor Maya de Souza) is doing a great job in Highgate ward – we’re the only other party represented on the council in this constituency.
Holborn and St Pancras has been identified as a focus by the national Green Party.
You can help elect Natalie Bennett as London's first Green MP - to join Caroline Lucas in the Commons and build on the great work she's done.
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