The countdown to the General Election is on!
Councillor Rosemary Sexton has been announced as the Green Party candidate for Solihull – Rosemary is a councillor for Shirley West in Solihull
Councillor Steve Caudwell has been announced as the Green Party candidate for Meriden – Steve is a councillor for Castle Bromwich in Meriden
But while so many other political parties rely on wealthy corporate donors and people hiding their money in tax havens, the Green Party is different. We’re a truly grassroots, people powered political party - one that’s funded by thousands of people chipping in donations of £15, £25 and £50, that together add up to fund our work.
Obviously a General Election makes a big dent in our election fighting fund and we need to raise money to let us run our most effective campaign ever. We need to raise £1,250 to build up our election funds so that we’ve got the best chance of sending these two hard-working councillors to Westminster on December 12th.
On Solihull Council, our fourteen hard-working Greens, including Rosemary and Steve, are showing the difference that Greens in the room can make. They’ve worked tirelessly, pushing the Conservative Council to deliver the urgent change that’s needed. Solihull’s Green councillors have:
- Convinced the Tory-led administration to call a Climate Emergency in Solihull, with a target to be net-neutral by 2030
- Campaigned against and defeated unfair housing plans that would have seen thousands of new homes crammed into the green belt between Shirley and Dickens Heath
- Meant that Solihull Council has resettled Syrian refugee families, one of the few local councils to do so
- Ensured that the council tax charges paid by the disabled, ill and vulnerable in Solihull who can least afford to pay are the lowest in the area.
Greens are making a difference already, but it’s clear that Solihull and Meriden are crying out for more Green leadership. Brexit will cause huge job losses and hit the poorest hardest. Rampant inequality means people in Kingshurst are dying on average 10 years younger than people in Knowle. Knife crime is rocketing, yet youth services are still facing severe cuts. Truly affordable homes remain a fantasy for so many of our residents. And in the meantime, the Climate Crisis is deepening by the day.
By donating £15, £25 or more today you can really help make this the most professional and vibrant campaign we’ve ever delivered:
If 84 people gave just £15 we'd hit our target.
If just 50 people gave £25 we'd hit our target. That's roughly the cost of a meal out.
If just 25 people gave £50 we'd hit our target.
With your support we can kick off this campaign brilliantly. Thank you.
PROMOTED BY MAGGIE RYAN ON BEHALF OF ROSEMARY SEXTON AND STEVE CAUDWELL (SOLIHULL GREEN PARTY), ALL AT 114 KINETON GREEN ROAD, SOLIHULL B92 7EE.