Thanks to Vix from the Isle of Wight Green Party for sharing details of this upcoming event with OnTheWight readers. Ed
The leader of the national Green Party of England and Wales, Natalie Bennett, will appear at an event at Newport Football Club on the evening of Wednesday 9th September, beginning at 7:30pm.
‘A Green Future for the Isle of Wight’
Entitled ‘A Green Future for the Isle of Wight’, the event will outline the Green Party’s strategy for the Island – as an alternative to the policies of austerity, privatisation and fracking being pursued by the Conservative government.
Parliamentary candidate Vix Lowthion, who will also be speaking at the event, obtained one of this year’s highest results for the Green Party in the whole of the UK – beating Labour, Liberal Democrat and independent candidates. In both the 2009 and 2014 European elections more Islanders voted Green than Labour or Liberal Democrat.
Green Party policies “have much to offer” Islanders
Isle of Wight Green Party health spokesperson Michael Lilley commented:
“Island residents are faced with many questions about the future of our children’s education, our parent’s care, employment for ourselves and our children, housing, the cost of transport, and keeping our unique way of Island life.
“The Island is a beautiful, green environment with great potential, and Green Party policies have much to offer.”
Heading to Bestival
On Thursday 10th September, Natalie Bennett will be addressing the crowds at Bestival, taking place at Robin Hill, Newport.
Earlier in the day she will be visiting businesses and community leaders in East Cowes and Cowes – details TBC.
Photo: Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and Green Party MEP Keith Taylor with Bob Keats from the Isle of Wight Green Party, at a solar farm near Arreton in May 2014