Monday, 5 January 2009

Five Months to go to the European Elections - Greens step up Campaign! [Media release]

It is exactly five months to go before the next major round of elections in the UK on Thursday June 4th at which voters will have the opportunity to elect their MEPs for the next 5 years and County Councillors (where these elections are held). It will be a big electoral test for all parties, but increasing numbers of voters are becoming fed up with the "main" parties and are looking for an alternative. The Green Party has consistently secured its highest nationwide vote share at the European Elections, with more than a million people voting Green in 2004. Every voter in Eastern Region and the UK will have Green candidates to vote for.

The Green Party in Eastern Region is working hard to secure its first MEP, to join the 2 Green MEPs who have held seats in London and South East regions since 1999, when the proportional voting system was first introduced.

At the time of the 1999 elections, there were just 2 Green Party Principal Authority Councillors in Eastern Region. There are now 27, with the Green Group on Norwich City Council becoming the official opposition in 2008. There are also now Green Councillors in every county in the region. Since 1999, membership of the Green Party in the region has also risen.

The Greens will be stepping up campaigning in the months to come, with their leading European candidates touring the region to attend events and to get out on to the streets to meet people and ask them what they would like to see from their elected representatives. A vote share of 10% or more on June 4th would see Dr. Rupert Read, Lead Green candidate, elected to the European Parliament.

The next regional Green Party meeting will be held in Wivenhoe, near Colchester, Essex on Saturday January 24th and the press are welcome to attend (please see contact details below to make arrangements).

Cllr. Rupert Read, Prospective Green MEP for Eastern Region said:

"In exactly 5 months' time, Europe goes to the polls, for its 5-yearly elections of Members of the European Parliament. Now more than ever, Green MEPs are needed: to pursue peace, to take serious action to stop climate damage, to help stabilise the economy by investing in good green jobs, and so much more.

"Many voters are rightly fed up with the "main" parties and their failures on the economy and the environment, not to mention a growing lack of trust in politicians who say one thing but do another. The Greens offer a genuine alternative to those parties and a proven track record of sticking to their policies and commitments.

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It is exactly five months to go before the next major round of elections in the UK on Thursday June 4th at which voters will have the opportunity to elect their MEPs for the next 5 years and County Councillors (where these elections are held). It will be a big electoral test for all parties, but increasing numbers of voters are becoming fed up with the "main" parties and are looking for an alternative. The Green Party has consistently secured its highest nationwide vote share at the European Elections, with more than a million people voting Green in 2004. Every voter in Eastern Region and the UK will have Green candidates to vote for.

The Green Party in Eastern Region is working hard to secure its first MEP, to join the 2 Green MEPs who have held seats in London and South East regions since 1999, when the proportional voting system was first introduced.

At the time of the 1999 elections, there were just 2 Green Party Principal Authority Councillors in Eastern Region. There are now 27, with the Green Group on Norwich City Council becoming the official opposition in 2008. There are also now Green Councillors in every county in the region. Since 1999, membership of the Green Party in the region has also risen.

The Greens will be stepping up campaigning in the months to come, with their leading European candidates touring the region to attend events and to get out on to the streets to meet people and ask them what they would like to see from their elected representatives. A vote share of 10% or more on June 4th would see Dr. Rupert Read, Lead Green candidate, elected to the European Parliament.

The next regional Green Party meeting will be held in Wivenhoe, near Colchester, Essex on Saturday January 24th and the press are welcome to attend (please see contact details below to make arrangements).

Cllr. Rupert Read, Prospective Green MEP for Eastern Region said:

"In exactly 5 months' time, Europe goes to the polls, for its 5-yearly elections of Members of the European Parliament. Now more than ever, Green MEPs are needed: to pursue peace, to take serious action to stop climate damage, to help stabilise the economy by investing in good green jobs, and so much more.

"Many voters are rightly fed up with the "main" parties and their failures on the economy and the environment, not to mention a growing lack of trust in politicians who say one thing but do another. The Greens offer a genuine alternative to those parties and a proven track record of sticking to their policies and commitments.
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