Green MEP: We must be included in election debate
"It's clear that voters want to see a change at this European election, and it goes without saying that the Lid Dems, a party in Government, won't offer anything new. It's no wonder voters are abandoning Clegg's party in droves.
If there is to be a national television or radio election debate before the European elections then I fully expect the Green Party, which has representation in both Brussels and Westminster, to be invited."
Mr Taylor went on to say:
"In the European elections we need to see the right kind of change. That means voting for politicians who want to change the EU to make it more accountable to all of us, rather than allowing it to continue to serve big business.
As Lib Dems in the cabinet sit by and watch while the Government offers handouts to fracking firms and cuts the budget of the Environment Agency, it's clear that they can't be trusted to protect our environment.
Only the Greens are offering people a chance to make a real change in these elections. We want to stay in the EU, but unlike the Lib Dems we support a referendum so we can all have a say. We want things in Brussels to change, but unlike UKIP we want to continue working with our European Neighbours as part of the EU.
UKIP's voting record in the European Parliament shows their inability to represent the people who voted for them. They often don't turn up for the crucial votes that affect all of our lives.
As the UK faces queues at food banks, flooded streets and fracking in our countryside it is clear that change is needed. Greens are the only ones offering voters the right kind of change."
1) Keith Taylor has been present at 91.66% or roll-call votes, Nigel Farage has been at 46.05%. http://www.votewatch.eu/