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Rail renationalisation is long overdue

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The Green Party today welcomed the publication of an RMT-commissioned poll which shows 70% support for rail renationalisation. The party has long argued that the 1993 privatisation was botched, costly, and against the interests of the travelling public, and supports a return to public ownership.
Alan Francis, transport spokesperson for the Green Party, said:
“Rail privatisation has […]

New poll predicts first Green win in general election

Monday, October 5th, 2009

An in-depth poll of Britain’s marginal constituencies (1) today predicts that Green Party leader Caroline Lucas will take the Brighton Pavilion seat in the coming general election.

The poll predicts that the Conservatives will form the next government with a majority of 70 seats. Last year’s equivalent poll, however, predicted a Conservative majority of 146 – […]

Greens welcome move towards energy-efficient white goods

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Comet, the electrical goods retailer, is offering its customers a 20% discount if they trade-in old white goods appliances for a new model. The pilot scheme by Comet will run until the 14th of September. The UK has roughly 15 million fridges, freezers and washing machines that are over ten years old.
Darren Johnson, the Green […]

Green Party leader to head up influential animal welfare group

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Caroline Lucas has been named as the new President of the European Parliament’s cross-party Animal Welfare Intergroup.
The Green Party leader is well known for her longstanding efforts to achieve better protection for animals, having played a key role in the creation of legislation to ban the sale of cat and dog fur in the […]

Humanist Society praises Green education policy

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The British Humanist Society has congratulated the Green Party on its new Education Policy, recently adopted at the party’s conference in Hove.
Director of Education and Public Affairs for the BHS Andrew Copson said “the Green Party’s new faith schools policy represents a very positive step forward for those who care about a more inclusive state […]

Greens launch billboard campaign to run during Labour conference

Monday, September 21st, 2009

The campaign for the Greens to win Brighton Pavilion stepped up a gear this week, with 14 billboards going up around Brighton and Hove, timed to coincide with the Labour Party conference in Brighton.
The billboard campaign has been devised by the Green Party’s retained ad agency, glue London.
In the ads the Green Party’s slogan for […]

Caroline Lucas speech to Green Party conference

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas gave the keynote speech this morning at the Green Party conference in Hove.
You can see a full transcript of Caroline’s speech here, or you can watch the video in three parts below …


Green conference to form response to the far-right

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

At the Green Party’s conference in Hove tomorrow (Sat 5th September), Jean Lambert, London’s Green MEP since 1999, will lead a strategy discussion about shaping a Green Party response to the far right — now that it has won seats in the UK at the local, regional and European levels.
The session will draw on this […]

Caroline Lucas encourages Greens to sign up to 10:10

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Caroline Lucas has called on all members of the Green Party to support the 10:10 pledge. By signing up to 10:10, you pledge that yourself, or your organisation, will cut 10% of your emissions in 2010.
Lucas said: “I would encourage all Green Party members to commit to this – bearing in mind that most Greens […]

Green Party conference looks ahead to Westminster breakthrough at 2010 election

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

The Green Party’s conference this week will look ahead to the coming general election, when the Greens are confident of a parliamentary breakthrough.
The Greens are taking their conference to Brighton & Hove to underline the strength of party leader Caroline Lucas MEP’s bid to win a seat in that city. In Brighton and Hove:
The Greens […]

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