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Greener In EU Launch Brighton today

The Green Party has launched its regional ‘Greener In’ campaign in Brighton, highlighting how vital Green supporters in the South East will be in order to win the vote for the UK to stay in the EU.

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Thames Crossing - Green reaction

Thames Crossing proposal has failed to consider anything but road transport –  Green Party  highlights flawed process. The proposed new Thames crossing east of Gravesend and Tilbury should be sent back to the drawing board, say Green campaigners in Kent, Essex and London.

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New test results confirm local communities’ fear of industrial scale drilling across South East

The prospect of “North Sea like" oil rates at a site in Surrey could lead to more protests from groups across the South East concerned about the environmental and community impact of plans for its unconventional extraction.

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Greener In EU for jobs and environment

Brighton MP Caroline Lucas, alongside national Green leaders, has spearheaded the campaign launch today of the Greener In the EU campaign. At the same time Keith Taylor MEP has been talking about a survey of environmental experts which finds that staying in is vital to a healthy UK environment.

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Greens support Surrey family's quest for justice

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and North Surrey Green Party have been supporting a Surrey family seeking proper representation at their son's inquest. Natalie visited the family earlier this week and now the local MP, Kwasi Kwarteng, has taken the matter up with the Prime Minister.

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South East Greens welcome the decision not to send ‘Heathrow 13’ to jail

The South East Green Party has welcomed a court decision not to send 13 climate-change protesters to jail for campaigning against aviation expansion. Protestors, including Rob Basto from Surrey, were found guilty of chaining themselves to a runway at Heathrow Airport last summer, and have been given suspended sentences. 

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Threat of unprecedented jail sentence for Heathrow 13 helps amplify protest

“No-one seems to be worried about the impact Heathrow is already causing, just the impact of an extra runway,” Rob Basto from Reigate said to me, as we discussed his forthcoming trial. Read this blog by Jonathan Essex, South East Region Chair.

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Greens back Surrey campaigner ahead of sentencing hearing

Local campaigner gets Green and red support for sentencing hearing

 

Green party members from Surrey are supporting anti airport-expansion campaigner, Rob Basto from Reigate, at his court hearing next Wednesday (February 24).

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Green Party leader and MEP to speak at Forest Row community energy meeting

Green Party leader and MEP to speak at Forest Row community energy meeting

 

Two Green Party politicians will visit East Sussex on Saturday (13 February) where they’ll tell an audience at the Forest Row Village Hall about the benefits of community-owned energy.

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Green Leader & MEP Keith Taylor in Horse Hill to oppose fracking

Today, Keith Taylor, our Green Party MEP for the South East and Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader are joining campaigners from Horse Hill Protection Group in Surrey to oppose imminent flow testing for oil at the site.

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