This in on behalf of Vix Lowthion. Ed
Vix Lowthion, Green Party prospective Parliamentary candidate, has returned to the Isle of Wight from a successful party conference in Liverpool.
New party policy tackling lack of government accountability for the NHS, and enhanced provision for mental health services were some of many of the issues debated by party members.
Encouragement from Caroline Lucas
She spent time with Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP, who told Vix, “I’ve always thought we should do really well in elections on the Isle of Wight”.
Caroline was pleased to hear that IW membership has tripled in the last year, reflecting the national trend to 55,000 members of the Green Party.
Vix also had a meeting with Dr Rupert Read, transport spokesperson, who was very interested in possible solutions to the ferry situation across the Solent and offered a number of new avenues to explore.
Other speakers at the conference included model and activist Lily Cole, and long standing campaigner Vanessa Redgrave.
Energised by feedback
“It has been another great opportunity to highlight the hard work of all our Green Party members across the Isle of Wight.
“Other conference-goers stopped me just to say how much they had heard about our momentum on the Island. Now I am back home, energised for the last two months of our campaign up to the General Election and looking forward to our ‘Undecided?’ Public meetings at an Island town near you.”
The next one will be at Gurnard Village Hall, this Wednesday 11th March at 7.30pm.