Thanks to Vix Lowthion, Leader of the Isle of Wight Green Party, for news of this upcoming event. Ed
After her fleeting visit to the Isle of Wight during Bestival weekend, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett is returning to learn more about our Island.
This time she will be accompanied by the Green European Member of Parliament for the South East – Keith Taylor.
‘Green Island’ initiative
On the day (Friday 20th November), we are looking to launch our focus campaign for the year 2016 – ‘Green Island’.
This will be a year of revisiting and evaluating and progressing our Green credentials, particularly in the realm of jobs, business, community energy and renewable technologies. Events throughout 2016 will be on the calendar and plenty of opportunity for debate, consultation and for Islanders to participate.
Public welcome to afternoon discussion
In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to find out more about the European Union and the Isle of Wight at a public discussion meeting in East Cowes (more detail).
“It’s another boost for the Island party to meet with Green leaders on our doorstep so soon after the last visit, and show them why the Green Party on the Isle of Wight did well in the May elections.
“We have a busy 2016 coming up with our Green Island initiative, and an expected EU referendum. We’re getting the campaigns started early in order to fit it all in.”
The discussion will focus on “What can the EU do for the Isle of Wight?”
Vix, Natalie and Keith will lead a discussion on the role of the EU for Islanders, the future of businesses in East Cowes and cross-Solent transport.
All are welcome.