It was great to read in last week's KM that the Campaign to Protect Rural England is calling candidates to back its own election manifesto. Their four policies, putting democracy back into planning, developing brownfield site rather than greenfield ones, supporting alternatives to car travel, and supporting communities and local services, are all policies close to my heart.
Green politics has finally gone mainstream with the ideas that we have been pushing for many years now becoming widely accepted by campaign groups and the public in general. With the other parties lagging far behind public opinion on green issues due to their allegance to big business and their business as usual approach to life, the Greens are set to make significant progress in May by electing our first MPs to Westminster.
Green Party parliamentary candidate for Maidstone and the Weald