Tamworth Greens were in Bristol at the weekend (Saturday, May 27, 2017) to help boost Molly Scott Cato’s drive to become MP.
Molly is in a neck-and-neck race with Labour to win the Bristol West constituency where the Green vote surged by 23 per cent at the last election.
Currently MEP for Bristol and South West England, Molly was boosted by hundreds of Green Party members who descended on the city for a weekend canvassing effort. The new arrivals had travelled to Bristol from across the U.K. and among them were Tamworth Greens who pounded the pavements, knocked on doors and spoke to voters in the Redland area of the constituency, promoting Molly and the Green Party message.
Also among the volunteers at Molly’s side were Green Party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jon Bartley as well as Sir Jonathon Porritt who told supporters: “We have absolutely the right combination to win”.
And Molly said: “We’re working to make sure that on June the 8th, Bristol will elect our second Green MP.
“For the people of Bristol West it’s time. We truly are at a crossroads but the Green Party’s campaign for a bold, positive future for our country is in wholehearted opposition to the extreme Brexit and far-right agenda threatened by another five years of Tory government.”
Jon said: “Bristol West could have just another Labour MP or it could elect a Green MP with a strong vision. Molly is a formidable candidate who would give Bristol a distinctive voice in Parliament, just as Caroline has done for Brighton.”
Said Caroline: “We’ve got an incredibly strong chance of winning our second Green MP here in Bristol West. Molly is incredibly well known and respected and in Bristol in 2015 we went from 4 per cent of the vote to 27 per cent – that is almost unprecedented in electoral history in this country.”
“So with a swing like that, we’re very confident we can get another MP here in Bristol West.”
The Tories want to repeal the Hunting Act 2004!
Yes, you heard that right. David Cameron wants his government to reintroduce hunting foxes with dogs. Not only that, but our local MP Christopher Pincher agrees.
This is something that Tamworth Greens feels is just not acceptable so we have started this campaign to ensure that these plans don’t bear fruit.
Join us in making sure that Dave’s folly never gets off the ground. Visit our campaign page for more details.
And if you’re wondering what the Green Party thinks, read Caroline Lucas’s views on her website and also in The Independent.
The Anti-Austerity March that took place in London on Saturday 20th June (organised by The People’s Assembly) was hugely well attended.
The expected 65,000 protesters was more than achieved with an estimated 250,000 turnout.
The Green Party had fantastic representation with party leader Natalie Bennett and MP Caroline Lucas both in attendance.
A few members of Tamworth Greens also made the trip and have provided some photos of the day.
Anti-Austerity March, 20th June 2015
Further information on the day can be found via the the following links:
Three days ago, The Green Party launched its 2015 General Election Manifesto For the Common Good which sets out ambitious plans for a fairer society and a safer planet.
At the launch event, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said:
Our manifesto is an unashamedly bold plan to create a more equal, more democratic society while healing the planet from the effects of an unstable, unsustainable economy.
Also at the launch was Caroline Lucas (elected as as MP for Brighton Pavilion in 2010). Caroline added:
From ending the scandal of cold homes to investing in a public transport system that puts the public first, our plans will make a positive difference to people’s lives, create new jobs and help protect our environment.
Please take some time to read the manifesto and you will see The Green Party vision is significantly different to that of any other party. Fairness, healthy lives, safe planet!
To help you through the details, the manifesto is available in multiple formats including braille, easy read, audio and British Sign Language. Now what could be fairer than that?
News from the court in Brighton where five Balcombe anti-fracking protestors including Caroline Lucas MP are on trial.
And the verdict is… NOT GUILTY!
This is fantastic news.
But as Caroline Lucas said this afternoon from outside the court in Brighton:
“We are pleased that the court upheld our right to peacefully protest against fracking, but this judgement is not a victory. We will continue to campaign to end fracking and celebrate when that has been achieved.”
In the light of the UN’s latest report on climate change, it is clearer than ever that the only safe and responsible thing to do with shale gas is to leave it in the ground.
“All five of us would like to thank everyone who has turned up to support us and thank the thousands of people who have sent letters, emails and tweets to express their support.”
Caroline’s full reaction to the not-guilty verdict can be found here.
The latest opinion polls show that Britons favour onshore wind over fracking by three to one, so the fight for a safe climate and a frack-free future is looking hopeful, but we’ll all need to play our part.