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Bus visits the dreaming spires of Oxford

KiethandNatalieatLaunchinOxfordbyBus_20140510_250x333.jpgI 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.

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Green Euro candidate joins European debate in Uckfield

Alexandra Phillips campaigning with Caroline Lucas MP

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.

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Green Party Bus visits Balcombe

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.

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Lewes

IMG_0639.JPGAfter a great day in Brighton to start of the tour, we headed up to Lewes on Tuesday May 6 to meet supporters, hear about a local development plan, and spread the word about the European Elections on May 22.

 

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Greens out on the election trail, powered by reclaimed chip shop oil

Caroline Lucas MP, Cllr Alexandra Phillips & Keith Taylor MEP with the Green Party Bus

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.

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Early May Bank Holiday Brighton

Loving the sunshine in Brighton, great way to start out the tour!

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SE Greens announce Euro elections campaign launch

The Green Party is to launch its South East England campaign for the European elections on the morning of Wednesday 7 May 2014 from its campaign bus in central Brighton.

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The school gates are the new social medium for campaigners, says Green Euro candidate

Alexandra Phillips

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.

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Green European candidates welcome new UN climate recommendations

Alexandra Phillips, Keith Taylor and others at Balcombe

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.

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Finance must serve people, not the other way around

One of the Green Party’s candidates in the European elections had pledged that MEPs from her party will ‘make finance work for people’.

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