We are the SE England part of the Green Party.
Bus at the Wood Festival The Green Stop Brexit electric bus went to the Wood Festival on Friday. There we met a Green Party European Election candidate, Ian Chandler. I recorded a video of him and Robin Bennett, who set up this eco-friendly music festival and has just been elected as a Green councillor in South Oxfordshire. [Read more]
Green Party Stop Brexit electric bus tour Our Stop Brexit electric bus is coming your way, bringing your Green Party MEP candidates to you. [Read more]
Watch a Green winning the Eurovision Presidential Debate Tonight the lead candidates to be the next President of the European Commission took part in a live TV debate. Each represented a group in the European Parliament, made up of MEPs from across Europe. Ska Keller spoke eloquently for the Greens. Watch the video and decide for yourself. Who makes a better MEP? People like Ska Keller or Nigel Farage? [Read more]
The Green Party electric Stop Brexit bus is going on a ferry to visit the Isle of Wight. Vix Lowthion, no. 3 on the Green Party European candidate list will be there to answer your questions on why we still need good, hard working, MEPs representing us in Brussels.
There are 2 stops:
12:00-15:30 LA Bowl car park on Ryde Esplanade
16:00-17:00 St. James Square, Newport
Come and meet your Green MEP candidates and find out how you can help support Greens in this election campaign. The Green Wave has definitely hit Reading, and we're looking forward to another strong performance in the European elections!
Meet European candidate Elise Benjamin for an hour before people go to the Berkshire for Europe hustings at Reading University.
Come an hear our Green Party candidate, Jonathan Essex, answer questions at a hustings held in Canterbury Christ Church University.
Please join us and a panel of candidates for the South-East to discuss the European Parliament election and why it should matter to you and your family.
On 23 May, people in the UK have the chance to elect their representatives to the European Parliament. If the UK stays – as is increasingly the majority view – those elected will represent us for the next 5 years until 2024. This is our chance to keep our voice at the heart of Europe.Let’s make sure we get strong, proactive, decent MEPs who will serve our interests well.
In the past European elections have been largely ignored in the UK. Only 35 per cent of voters turned out in 2014. This election is about us having our say as to who gets in. It’s important that you vote, and that you can make an informed choice.
In the South-East we will be electing 10 MEPs. In total, Britain has 73. So the South-East gets 14% of all the MEPs for the UK. Votes are allocated on a proportional basis, determined on the percentage of the total votes, so even the smaller parties can win a seat and represent your views in Europe. What we decide here will really matter!
The European Parliament works on so many things that matter to all of us. Like food safety, the environment, data privacy, broadband services, toy safety, car emissions, public health standards, medicines. The European Parliament is going to be working on these issues whether or not Britain is a member. British MEPs can make a powerful difference, scrutinising the new laws, ensuring that they are right for us.
Britain is definitely in the EU until October. We hope to stay in for the long term. This is your opportunity to ask our candidates how they will work constructively with Europe, to build laws that generate prosperity, keep us healthy, and safe!
Come and meet your some of your Green MEP candidates and find out how you can help support Greens in this crucial election campaign.
Keith Taylor has been the party’s MEP for the South East since 2010. He is standing down this year and is proud to hand over to Alexander Phillips, a Green Councillor for Brighton & Hove City Council, and the other candidates including Elise Benjamin, former Oxford City Councillor and Vix Lowthion, Green Party Spokesperson for Education.
British politics is broken and has led to chaos. Greens are different - we aren’t part of the establishment. We reject the ‘business as usual’ approach which has got us all here - from climate change to the reasons people voted to leave.
The Greens also are the largest UK Remain party in the European Parliament, and the most credible option for those who want to remain in the EU through a People’s Vote. Our leadership in the House of Commons from Caroline Lucas has changed the course of the debate.
Yes to Europe. No to Climate Change.