Monday, 9 February 2015

Why Vote Green 2015

Green Party Included In Election Book Series

The Green Party is pleased to announce its inclusion in the Why Vote book
series, aimed at introducing the general reader to party policies ahead of
the general election 2015. In the Greens’ edition, out on 29 January, Deputy
Leader Shahrar Ali has recruited some of the Greens’ leading thinkers and
activists to explore how the party provides a credible left-wing alternative
to Labour in 2015.

Darren Johnson, Green Party London Assembly Member said:

“Green politics in the UK has been gaining rapid momentum in recent times.
Membership and public support for the party is growing and voting Green is
becoming a viable option for more and more people. Read Why Vote Green 2015
to find out what makes the Green Party tick and what its vision for the
future looks like.”

Among the contributors are Molly Scott Cato Green MEP for the South West on
Economy, Sarah Cope, Chair of Green Party Women on Women's Politics, Deputy
Leader Amelia Womack on Young People and Politics, Adam Ramsay on
Constitutional Reform, and former Labour minister Tony Clarke on
International Affairs.

Baroness Jenny Jones, writing of the three crises in the Foreword, said:

“Increasing numbers of people are mobilising against climate change.
Increasing numbers of people reject the austerity agenda. Increasing numbers
of people see the inadequacies in our political system. These people often
think that all the parties are the same and that there is no one to vote
for. Fortunately, they are wrong. The Green Party sees the crises clearly
and has the policies to address all three of them.”

Shahrar Ali, Green Party Deputy Leader and editor of Why Vote Green 2015

“It’s vital for Greens to be included at every turn, from the leader debates
to an election book series. I feel proud to share with you our party’s key
policies, commitments and ambitions in the voice of some of our leading
spokespersons and activists. Why Vote Green 2015 creates a compelling case
for the Greens as a party of government.”

Dame Vivienne Westwood said:

“There’s absolutely no other choice but Green. The others are all the same.”


1. Full list of chapters and contributors: Foreword – Jenny Jones, Green
Values - Shahrar Ali, Climate Change - David Flint, Economy - Molly Scott
Cato, Education – Martin Francis, Women’s Politics – Sarah Cope, Welfare –
Noel Lynch, Home Affairs – Peter Cranie, Young People and Politics – Amelia
Womack, Constitutional Reform – Adam Ramsay, Housing – Tom Chance, Transport
– Caroline Russell, Environment – Shasha Khan, International Affairs – Tony
Clarke, Animals – Caroline Allen.

2. Why Vote Green 2015

COPIES AVAILABLE from The Green Room, 192 Archway Road, N6 5BB  Price £10.

Also at the following meetings:

11/2:Tower Hamlets GP

13/2: Fundraising Group meeting in Development House.

15/2: Hounslow Dinner.

16/2: London fed meeting

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