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South East turns into energy battlefield

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".

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Green vote up across the South East

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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).

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Great Green results across the South East

The Greens have put in a strong performance across the South East with Caroline Lucas holding Brighton Pavilion with a greatly increased majority and Ann Duncan coming in third in Oxford East.

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Bus tour

Bus_in_Brighton_May_6th.jpgThe Green Party battle bus has arrived back in Brighton and Hove today (May 6) on the last leg of its campaign tour around the South of England. 

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Green candidates across South East back anti-fracking pledge

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. 

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Greens only party to oppose airport expansion in the South East

The Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign has published a survey today of Parliamentary Candidates opposing expansion at Gatwick. But the Greens are the only party opposing expansion at Gatwick or Heathrow – not taking the NIMBY approach of the other parties.

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Shocking new Foodbank figures

Shocking figures out from the Trussell Trust show a 272% increase in Foodbank use in the South East since 2011. Nationally a total of more than a million people were given emergency supplies in the year 2014/15.

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Incineration sends taxpayers’ money up in smoke

Incinerating waste is costing the government over half a billion £s a year more per year since 2010, according to new research by the Chair of Surrey Green Party and Surrey County Councillor, Jonathan Essex.

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Green manifesto: massive increase in affordable home building vital in South East

The Greens have challenged the Tories sell off pledge, saying that 8650 affordable homes need to be built each year in the South East.   New social housing, and ending the right to buy have been identified as essential to addressing the housing crisis in the Green Party manifesto published this week. This is even more extreme in the South East than other parts of the country.

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Green Party Candidates Campaign To Lift Ban on Job-share MPs Begins

Sarah Cope and Clare Phipps’ request for joint candidacy submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on Thursday 9th April has been rejected by the Electoral Returning Officer on the grounds of a ban on job-shares for MPs.

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