Greens launch multi-platform Campaign for Clean Politics
"Fat Cat" Makes Big Splash ...
The Green Party in the East of England is today launching a campaign to show the electorate that they are ready to become the major new player in British politics.
The ongoing scandal in Westminster has now claimed Speaker Michael Martin as its most prominent victim, and MPs are lining up to announce their retirement at the next election under clouds of expenses controversy.
The Greens offer a fresh and clean alternative at the June 4th elections. In Eastern Region, the Greens are launching a multi-platform media campaign to promote their clean politics reputation to voters ahead of the elections.
The latest polls show a surge in support for the Greens which could deliver many more seats than the current 2 MEPs the Greens have had since 1999 (in London and South East regions). If the polls are accurate, Green Lead candidate Rupert Read will become an MEP in just over 2 weeks time.
The new Green Party campaign features "The Fat Cat", a cartoon character who is sitting on a big pile of cash.
"It has already generated an enormous response", said Rupert Read, lead MEP Candidate from the East.
"The Fat Cat reflects public outrage over high-rolling politics as usual. And it underscores by contrast the clean politics alternative that the Greens are promoting.
The "Fat Cat" will feature prominently in the new campaign, which includes:
A substantial ad campaign in local newspapers all across the Region
A substantial ad campaign across the web
‘Viral’ ads on the web, and a ‘web postcard’
Full-size billboards http://public.easterngreenparty.fastmail.fm/Accountability_billboard.jpg
Posterboards and posters being placed in supporters’ gardens and windows
A large hand-delivered leaflet drop http://public.easterngreenparty.fastmail.fm/walking_around.pdf
Adding to calls for a root and branch reform of politics, Green Party Leader Dr. Caroline Lucas was interviewed on The Today programme on BBC Radio 4 this morning. She stated that politics could recover and become vibrant again if the voting system was changed and if there was more diversity in parliament (1).