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.
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.”
|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|
|Isle of Wight||25