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Green Vision for the South East – Manifesto included

Elections / News / April 6, 2017

This has come through from Vicki at the Green Party on the 6th or April

Greens across the South East are highlighting what they will do for local residents as the county election campaign gets under way.

There will be a record number of Green candidates standing in the South East counties and the Isle of Wight (which is a unitary authority) – 370 candidates which is an 80% increase on 2013. This is vitally important in giving voters a Green option. There are Green candidates in over 70% of county divisions – 14% more than UKIP.

You can see some of the manifestos here.



Isle of Wight


Jonathan Essex, Chair of the South East Green Party and a County Councillor in Surrey, said:

“Greens have a vision for the South East that’s very different from the other political parties. We need an economy that works for everyone at the local level – providing decent jobs for  residents, and transport that’s accessible for all. We want sound environmental policy, social justice, and high standards of transparency.

“Greens elected onto local councils are already working hard with local residents to make a real difference across the South East. More Greens on county councils will help us achieve greater things.”

Candidate numbers:

County Number of Green candidates standing on May 4 Total number of seats in county % of seats with a Green standing Number of Greens who stood in 2013


23 49 47% 11
East Sussex


41 50 82% 22


49 78 63% 30
Isle of Wight 25

40 63% 1


64 81 79% 44


55 63 87% 60




81 69% 12
West Sussex


57 70 81% 25

Vineeta lives in the New Forest and enjoyed walks around the forest with her husband. She loves growing her own food in her backyard and spending time with close friends and family.

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