Green national conference unanimously votes in my motion on the floods and transport
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Greens vote for a transport revolution in response to floods
Green Party members have voted in favour of a ‘transport revolution’ to improve the UK’s flood resilience.
In an emergency motion presented by the Party’s lead candidate for the European Election in the Eastern Region
Full text of motion
A CALL FOR A TRANSPORT REVOLUTION,
in response to February’s floods
EMERGENCY MOTION FROM RUPERT READ
Conference notes the highly-damaging nature of this February’s unprecedented floods in southern England and believes that this heightens the need for a de-carbonising ‘transport revolution’ in the UK in order that the transport system reduces its contribution to climate chaos, and that it shows starkly the need to build greater resilience into our transport system (as shown dramatically by the washing away of the main rail line to the southwest peninsula of England, by the sea, in these storms, at Dawlish). We need a proper, joined-up railway system. With more resilience (as would be provided for by having alternative possible routes to most destinations).
Conference welcomes the call this month by North West and Eastern Region Green party for such a transport revolution and welcomes the specific call by SouthWest Green Party for an inland rail route to complement the route via Dawlish.
Conference therefore resolves :
· To call for a transport revolution across Britain embodying the ideals outlined and mentioned above, and detailed in the recent reports produced by North West and Eastern Green Parties, and instructs the Press Office and GPEX to convey to the wider public and the media the content of this resolution.
· To instruct the Party’s Transport two national Spokespeople to write to the Department of Transport suggesting that the events of the past month have shown the need for investment in a more diverse (multi-route) and resilient railway, and specifically suggesting the need for an inland route to Cornwall to complement that via Dawlish.
Rupert Read, Norwich.
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