Monday, 15 March 2010
Record number of Greens standing in elections
Did an interview with Bristol's Star Radio today on the fact that the Greens are fielding a record number of candidates in elections this year - and how the south west is second only to London in terms of candidate numbers. I was pleased to hear them select and use a clip of me talking about how all issues are Green issues, whether its the NHS, the economy and jobs or education, transport...all are interrelated and we address them coherently, through joined up thinking.
There will be over 300 general election candidates nationally - and for the first time we have candidates in all the Bristol seats, including Kingswood and Bristol North West this time. We will also have candidates standing in every council ward in Bristol up for election and are fighting to retain the Southville seat with our candidate Tess Green (pictured).
We are campaigning for people to vote based on their convictions, for fresh ideas, to clean up the mess that's been made of: the political system (given the MP expenses and other scandals); the economic system (we are still not out of deep recession and have massive debts); investing for the future.
We have a £45 billion investment plan designed to create a million jobs - investing in local work, in social care, in energy efficiciency, in expanded public transport, in clean, renewable energy....