The General Election is on!
Vix Lowthion, teacher and long-time community campaigner, has been selected as your Green Party candidate for the Isle of Wight. Support the Isle of Wight Greens to get Vix elected!
Year on year, support for the Green Party on the Island has grown, with the Greens coming second on the Isle of Wight in the May 2019 EU Elections. At the last General Election, Vix received one of the highest levels of Green support in the country with nearly 13,000 votes - second only to Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavilion.
Vix says: “I’m proud to have been chosen to fight this election for the Green Party in this winnable seat for the Isle of Wight. The country is in a mess, and the political system has let us down again and again. I will be an independent voice for the Island, and a strong Green voice in Parliament.”
We’ve launched an urgent campaign to raise funds for the Isle of Wight Green Party so we can run our most effective campaign ever.
We need to raise £15,000 to enable us to run a really strong campaign. 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 truly a grassroots, people powered political party - one that’s funded by thousands of people chipping in donations of £10, £20 and £100, that together add up to fund our work.
We Can Win
After the latest EU elections on the Island in May 2019, the Green Party was in second place behind the Brexit Party. With your support for a committed, local candidate, the Green Party is well-placed to win on the Isle of Wight and send another Green MP to work alongside Caroline Lucas in Westminster.
Why back the Greens?
Yes to Europe
Brexit has been a shambles. Greens will give power back to people to decide the way forward with a People’s Vote. Greens would campaign to Remain in the EU for the benefit of everyone.
No to Climate Chaos
Greens have led the way for years on protecting our countryside and tackling climate chaos. A Green MP for the Island would mean a voice calling for clean energy, better public transport and looking after the things that make the Island special.
A Fairer Island
A Britain of ‘us and them’ led to the Brexit vote. Vix will work hard to make sure the Island is not left behind. That means keeping local services here and investing in green industries to create jobs and protect our environment.
My Pledge to You
“The Isle of Wight is a unique place, and I believe we can do so much together to keep our Island green and prosperous. As an Island, we know the importance of community, of working together, and as your MP and I would continue to work with you across the Island for our future.
As your MP, I would work for you. Green MPs aren’t whipped. My career wouldn’t be reliant on sticking to a party line or staying on-message. I won’t be bought, bribed or bullied into backing a leader I don’t believe in. I would be free to listen to my constituents and vote with my conscience.”
Get in touch
We also know that some of our supporters will not be able to give us money, but would still like to show their support. If so, we would love to hear from you so we can keep in touch about the campaign and invite you to help in other ways such as delivering leaflets in your area, or putting up a poster. Come and find us at 65 High Street, Newport PO30 1BA or call us on 01983 522537
Please ensure that you are on the electoral register as this is a requirement for donating to a political party - register to vote here. If you would like to make a significant donation, contact us directly on 522537 to avoid any additional fees. If you would like to pledge £500 or more then we will need your personal contact details and address, another requirement for political parties.
All donations are going to the Isle of Wight Green Party to support the Campaign to get Vix elected, and any future elections on the Island if we are lucky enough to exceed our target.