Green vision for the South East

Greens across the South East are highlighting what they will do for local residents as the county election campaign gets under way.

There will be a record number of Green candidates standing in the South East counties and the Isle of Wight (which is a unitary authority) – 370 candidates which is an 80% increase on 2013. This is vitally important in giving voters a Green option. There are Green candidates in over 70% of county divisions – 14% more than UKIP.

You can see some of the manifestos here.

Oxfordshire

Surrey 

Isle of Wight

Hampshire

Jonathan Essex, Chair of the South East Green Party and a County Councillor in Surrey, said: 

 "Greens have a vision for the South East that's very different from the other political parties. We need an economy that works for everyone at the local level – providing decent jobs for  residents, and transport that's accessible for all. We want sound environmental policy, social justice, and high standards of transparency.

 “Greens elected onto local councils are already working hard with local residents to make a real difference across the South East. More Greens on county councils will help us achieve greater things."

 

 

Notes to editors:

 

 Candidate numbers:

County

Number of Green candidates standing on May 4

Total number of seats in county

% of seats with a Green standing

Number of Greens who stood in 2013

Buckinghamshire

 

23

49

47%

11

East Sussex

 

41

50

82%

22

Hampshire

 

49

78

63%

30

Isle of Wight

25

 

40

63%

1

Kent

 

64

81

79%

44

Oxfordshire

 

55

63

87%

60

Surrey

 

56

 

81

69%

12

West Sussex

 

57

70

81%

25


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