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The Isle of Wight Green Party are proud to publicly release their bold and comprehensive vision document which details the platform that Green Party candidates will be standing on for the May elections, and beyond.
Entitled ‘For Our Future’ the document outlines five key areas which Green candidates at Town, Parish and County levels will be campaigning on in the coming weeks: our local economy, our community, our recovery, our education and our environment.
- A focus on supporting local Island businesses, and ensuring that Council Tax money is spent wisely, including replacement for the failed Floating Bridge 6
- Opposing inappropriate housing developments, supporting genuinely affordable homes to rent and buy
- Building resilience in our recovery after the Covid-crisis through addressing new, progressive ways forward to ensure that Islanders never again have to be put under such emotional, physical and financial stress.
- Securing an Isle of Wight trial of a Universal Basic Income, to include carers, volunteers and the self-employed
- Appointing a ‘rewilding officer’ to coordinate schemes to grow essential habitats for wildlife, and to develop our Biosphere status
- An Islandwide ‘laptops for students’ scheme to refurbish unwanted tech hardware and ensure that all young Islanders can extend their learning outside of school hours
- Explore a designated site for ‘flexi-schooling’ such as the proposals by the community in Chillerton
- Develop a network of new cycle-paths for residents, tourists, families and commuters to get around the Island safely
Palin: Voting Green is a positive choice
Cameron Palin, Green Party candidate for Osborne said,
“Over the last four years we have seen a Conservative Council that has completely lacked ambition and innovation. Our Green vision “For Our Future” gives a new approach with polices that have environmental, economic and social justice at their core.
“Going Green not only benefits the environment, but our local economy and the pockets of Islanders too. Voting Green is a positive choice which an increasing number of Islanders are choosing to make.”
Lowthion: A truly outstanding list of candidates
Green Party chair, Vix Lowthion, said,
“In 2017 we had the best results ever for the Isle of Wight Green Party in local council elections, with more Green voters than both the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats.
“Now in 2021 we have a truly outstanding list of candidates standing across the Island on the strongest platform for change. A vote for the Green candidates on 6th May will be a vote for a positive and resilient future. It is a real team effort!”
The full list of Green Party candidates will be released next week, but in the meantime voters can get in touch with the local party via social media or email the team via [email protected]
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