Lynne Richards says;
We meet people all over Central Devon who say they are likely to vote Green in the General Election. I want to make sure that you know what the effect of that might be.
The Green Party supports UKIP and Tory policy of holding a referendum on Britain’s EU
membership in the next Parliament. Given all the enormous challenges we face of growing
poverty, inequality and environmental degradation I believe this is absolutely the wrong
priority and it would dominate the whole Parliament.
You may have also seen a recent article in the Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/
politics/2015/jan/27/green-party-citizens-income-policy-hits-poor about how the Green
Party's flagship economic policy would hit the poorest hardest.
In Brighton, the only place where the Green Party is in power, recycling rates have fallen
from one of the highest in the country to one of the lowest, the council has cut services by
50% and the local Green Party has voted to set an illegal budget which will lead to a direct
takeover by the Conservative Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles.
I hope you will bear all this in mind when deciding whom to support next year, particularly
as voting for any other party than Labour in Central Devon will simply help the Conservatives win
the seat and help them to form a majority Government at Westminster.
If you would like to know more about what Labour stands for on green or any other issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Central Devon Parliamentary Candidate 2015