Our local and national priorities for the general election

May 12, 2017

The Green Party has announced its national election priorities and, here in Folkestone & Hythe, these resonate very much with the local issues that we have been campaigning on over the last few years. Our candidate, Martin Whybrow, has been vocal in opposing the lorry park at Stanford, in arguing that our services and infrastructure cannot possibly support what is proposed at Otterpool, and has backed campaigners from the start who want to protect the open spaces between our communities (such as Prince’s Parade) and within our communities (such as Dymchurch Recreation Ground).

At this election – in fact, at any election – if you vote Green you know what you are getting – and what you are not getting. You are not getting career politicians, you are not getting people who are in it for their egos, you are not getting complacent representatives who ignore their residents.

We want our area, and Britain as a whole, to take a new direction. We want to create a confident and caring society. One that spends its wealth on our health; that inspires children, supports students, and listens to parents; that stands by teachers; and stands up for what it believes in.

If you share that vision, please vote for us on June 8th and together we will change politics and change Britain. Read More »

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