South East Green Party Chair Jonathan Essex responds on airport expansion: “This proposal from Howard Davies is deeply disappointing. His proposal for a third runway at Heathrow would see a local community further blighted by noise and air pollution and would undermine our efforts to tackle climate change.”Read more
The Airports Commission is due to publish its decision shortly on which airport should be expanded: Heathrow or Gatwick. Either would have huge impacts on the South East and globally because of increased carbon emissions contributing to climate change.
A fact finding walk on June 28 will highlight the huge environmental impacts faced by a tranquil area of Surrey, with airport and oil drilling expansion threatening to transform the area.Read more
Air pollution impacts of airport expansion unlawful and damaging to health – press release (Embargo Lifted)
The devastating effects of air pollution caused by airport expansion at either Heathrow or Gatwick are highlighted in the Green Party response to the Airports Commission consultation on its Air Quality Assessment (closing date May 29).Read more
The Government has announced that funding is now available for the 116 turbine Rampion wind farm to go ahead off the South Coast, whilst at the same time putting constraints on onshore wind and promoting fracking. As Green MP Caroline Lucas says: "it's like filling up the bath while leaving the plug out".Read more
Sign the petition for Proportional Representation as votes should mean seats.
Votes for the Green Party across the South East went up 3.7% in the May 7 Parliamentary election (over a quarter of a million people voted Green). Over a third of deposits were saved (30 out of 83) and the average vote share was 5.2% (1.4% last time).Read more
100% of Green Parliamentary candidates in the South East have signed an anti-fracking pledge, known as the ‘Frack Free promise’ set up by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth.Read more