Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Standing down...

No of course I'm not, that was just click bait! Here's why I want people in Maidstone and the Weald to vote positively for a Green MP for our constituency next month.

Firstly, Maidstone and the Weald is not a marginal constituency. The Lib Dems threw the kitchen sink at the seat in 2010 and 2015 but failed miserably. Labour have never won the seat nor have any chance of doing so. THEREFORE there is no tactical vote here.

Secondly, Labour and the Lib Dems are pro-growth, pro-airport expansion, pro-new coal mines, pro-road expansion and so on. You cannot have infinite economic growth on a finite planet. The Greens have policies that improve our quality of life without economic growth.

Thirdly, the Lib Dems are focused completely on brexit. There are more important concerns. Put the decision on brexit to a second vote and move on to the real issue which is the sixth mass extinction of life.

So, three key reasons why I will not be standing aside for anyone. We urgently need a modern electoral system to ensure that discussions about pacts and tactical voting are consigned to the history bin.

If you would like to see our manifesto:


Please vote Green next month and please join the party!

If you need any more convincing then read this: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-emergency-scientists-emissions-letter-climate-change-a9185786.html

BTW, if you are considering voting conservative, please don't. Here are a bunch of reasons if you haven't already realised just how bad they are for life, the environment, democracy, etc. etc. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/05/dont-sign-pledges-on-nhs-or-climate-tory-hq-tells-candidates

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