I believe passionately in protecting the environment, limiting climate change, reducing inequality and working to improve the lives of local people. I have two young children and see that the decisions which are taken today will have far reaching consequences for their generation; to give our children the same opportunities as we had, we need to preserve our planet and its ecosystems for them, and better share our wealth.
This is an extraordinary political moment, which gives us an opportunity to put the environment and our wellbeing, not profits, at the centre of our society. Now is the time for the bold solutions which the Green Party offers. Policies such as the four day week, banning zero hours contracts, a genuine Green New Deal, more rights for private sector renters and free bus travel would make a real, positive and sustainable difference to people’s lives and build a stronger, happier society. We also need a People’s Vote so we can put the shambles of Brexit behind us and focus on policies which make a difference to our communities.
There is no doubt, though, that the biggest issue facing us is climate change. Through 2019 we have witnessed a series of dramatic climate events both at home (20 degree temperatures and wildfires in February, heatwaves in July and August, the recent flooding in Yorkshire) and abroad (Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, record temperatures over the summer in mainland Europe, Hurricane Idai in Mozambique, recent severe wildfires in both Australia and California). The evidence of the destructive effects of climate change is all around us - it’s clear that things have to change and they have to change now. It’s more important than ever that Green Party representatives are elected.
Please help by donating to support my standing as Green Party candidate for SW Bedfordshire and also the Local Green Party campaign all across Luton and Bedfordshire.