Be Part of History: Elect Bristol's First Green MP

by Bristol & SW Green Party in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

Total raised £20,855

raised so far

188

supporters

We have a special opportunity to make history and elect the first Green MP for Bristol. Every donation you make will be doubled!

by Bristol & SW Green Party in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 15th December 2023 we'd raised £20,362 with 184 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

With the extra £5000, we would like to save our volunteers 4-weeks worth of hand delivering literature by funding a piece of paid delivery.

Every month, we need to deliver 50,000 pieces of literature in Bristol Central, which is done entirely by our dedicated volunteers.

If we're able to raise an additional £5000, we'll be able to used paid delivery and give them a month off. They deserve it!


*** Your donation will be DOUBLED! ***

We're launching this crowdfunder because our campaign has secured match-funding for any donations up to £20,000. This means if we hit our target before the end of the crowdfunder our campaign to make history by electing Bristol's first Green MP will receive £40,000 -- which is 40% of our total fundraising target!

Why we need more Green MPs

13 years of consecutive Conservative Governments have ground this country’s ambition down. We look at our recent political history and we see the same, worn out story again and again of centrism, of neoliberalism, and of a gradual slide to the right. 

Neither Tories nor Labour have a vision for the country, or a positive narrative of aspirational political change and a genuine hope for the future.

But the Greens are different. Since our beginning, we have always been different. We are the party of bold visions, of change. We are the party that sees a better future and has the policies to get us there.

With the next election set to bring in the most right-wing Labour government this country has ever seen, having Green MPs in parliament with the conviction to stand up for what is right, and to push for the policies we need, is crucial.

Carla Denyer for Bristol Central MP

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Carla is co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, elected along with Adrian Ramsay in October 2021.

She is also the Green Party’s MP candidate for Bristol Central. In the 2019 General Election she came second, nearly doubling the Greens’ previous vote share and securing the highest number of votes that the Green Party has ever received in a General Election outside of Brighton Pavilion (Caroline Lucas’ seat).

Carla has been a Bristol City Councillor since 2015, forming a critical part of the largest Green councillor group in the UK, which saw unprecedented success at the May local elections in 2021.

In 2018 she proposed the first Climate Emergency declaration in Europe, committing Bristol to go carbon neutral by 2030. 74% of UK councils, the UK Parliament and Scottish and Welsh governments have since followed her lead.

Before entering politics, Carla worked as an engineer in the renewable energy industry, specialising in offshore and onshore wind energy.

We know we can win

We have a really special chance here at the next general election. In Bristol Central there’s no chance of electing a Conservative or Lib Dem MP, but Carla Denyer can win. We know this because:

  • The boundary changes have automatically halved Labour's lead in the constituency
  • We won 12 out of the 14 councillor seats in this constituency at the local elections, getting twice as many votes as Labour
  • Greens came first in the last two by-elections in the city and the momentum is on our side
  • At the last general election, the Conservatives didn’t even come close, and the Lib Dems have decided to focus elsewhere this time around
  • More and more Labour voters are saying that this time they're going to vote for Carla. Lots of them are even joining this campaign! 

Whatever happens across the rest of the country, in Bristol Central the next MP will either be the strong and independent Carla Denyer, or a Labour MP who has to agree with whatever Keir Starmer says.

Your donations will help us win

In total, we need to raise £100,000 to be able to deliver our campaign plan. If we reach our target with this crowdfunder, because it's match-funded, we will receive £40,000 -- or 40% of that target!

We need funds to pay for campaign staff, to produce materials and activist resources. The money will go towards videos and social media advertising and the many expenses involved in delivering a campaign of this scale. This includes training, equipment, deposits, outdoor advertising, websites and so on.

The Green Party is reliant on normal people like you to support our campaigns. Unlike the old parties, we don't rely on wealthy investors or vested interests with deep pockets – we are a grassroots movement, so when we succeed, it's because people like you have joined our cause. 

With your support, we make history together!

Thank you!

P.S. Because we're a political party

  • We're required to run electoral register checks from people making donations above £500, and if you donate over £1,500 during a year, we are required to let the Electoral Commission know, who will make this available on their website. All donations go to general campaigning funds.

Promoted by Ed Fraser on behalf of Bristol Green Party, at 17 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QT.

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£500 or more

Fund a general election deposit

You can help make sure everyone in Bristol has the chance to vote Green. To stand in the general election, each candidate requires a £500 deposit. By donating £500 you can pay for the deposit for Carla, Naseem, Lorraine, Jai or Mary, so that voters all over Bristol have the chance to vote Green.

£25 or more

Pay for 500 Vote Green posters

You can help us demonstrate to the people of Bristol how many people are voting Green. We know a big of what drives a successful campaign is a feeling that 'other people are doing this too', and the best way to show that is for us to paint the town Green with posters - 20,000 Vote Green posters to be exact.

£50 or more

Finance a piece of Green Party literature

You can help us win more votes by financing a piece of literature. Delivering literature to residents in Bristol is the bread and butter of winning votes at an election. Donating £50 enables us to reach 2,500 people with Green Party leaflets.

£100 or more

Fund social media advertising

You can help us win more votes by funding social media advertising. Donating £100 allows us to reach 10,000 voters with important information about the election. This has been proven to increase the amount of votes come election day.

£250 or more

Sponsor an Action Weekend

You can help us facilitate thousands of conversations with voters by sponsoring an Action Weekend. By donating £250, you'll help pay for a venue, catering and costs for an evening social, so that we can continue to listen to voters about what matters to them.

£1,000 or more

Join the 100 Club

You can join the '100 Club' by making a donation of £1000 or more. To win an MP, we've calculated we need £100,000 for election literature, materials, staff salaries, office costs, advertising and events. Will you join our ‘100 Club’ and be one of the 100 people to contribute £1000 or more to help us elect a Green MP?

£5,000 or more

Be a hero to our volunteers

You can save our volunteers 4-weeks worth of hand delivering literature by funding a piece of paid delivery. Every month, we need to deliver 50,000 pieces of literature in Bristol Central, which is done entirely by our dedicated volunteers. We'd like to give them the New Year off and used paid delivery instead. Could you donate £5000 and be that hero?

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