I spent Saturday in Oxford, one of the few buses that weren't full of tourists. At 0930, Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader, and Keith Taylor MEP launched the Oxfordshire Green Party manifesto for the Oxford City Council elections.
I then spent some time as a base for leafleters and canvassers in Oxford, drove to the centre of town, and in the evening picked up people for a film show on my top deck, a new film about fracking.Read more
Alexandra Phillips – tipped to become the Greens' second MEP in the South East and one of a new wave of Green MEPs across the country in this month's Euro elections – is this lunchtime to attend a hustings and debate at Uckfield Community Technology College. Within the hustings, she will be calling for an immediate end to tuition fees and a new youth franchise with voting from the age of 16.Read more
The Greens are the only party willing to stand up against fracking and other threats to the English countryside. On Tuesday, MEP Keith Taylor and second candidate Alexandra Phillips met with local activists and visited one of the contested sites just outside of Balcombe.Read more
The south east region of England, the constituency created for European representation, is geographically huge, stretching from Milton Keynes in the North to the Isle of Wight in the South and Hampshire in the west to the easternmost tip of Kent. For candidates simply to get around the region and meet voters is a major challenge to all the political parties; the Greens' answer is the Green Party Bus, a traditional Routemaster London double-decker bus decked out in Green style and running not on diesel but on reclaimed cooking oil.Read more
The keys to a successful campaign are real world, thoughtful engagement and not getting too complacent about the apparent reach of social media and email. This was the message brought last week by Green Party European election candidate, Councillor Alexandra Phillips, to a high level audience of campaigners from such luminary NGOs as Greenpeace, 38 Degrees, Action Aid and Amnesty, to name a few.Read more
Green Party European candidates for the South East of England, Keith Taylor MEP and Alexandra Phillips, today welcomed the third instalment of the UN climate change report, praising its focus on the need for governments to act quickly and aggressively in cutting the accelerating pace of greenhouse-gas emissions.Read more
One of the Green Party’s candidates in the European elections had pledged that MEPs from her party will ‘make finance work for people’.