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Greens urge Mayor to act on London traffic levels

Sadiq Kahn has been warned he may have to reintroduce the congestion charge at night if traffic levels increase in central London. About 10,000 Londoners responded to a consultation on the Mayor’s plans to reduce the charge’s operating hours, from 7am-10pmseven days a week to 7am-6pm on weekdays and midday-6pm at weekends.  Simon Munk, of London Cycling Campaign, said ending charging […]

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New leadership- Fresh vision

The Green Party have announced a new leadership team with a fresh vision to see more Greens at every level of government.  Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay won the race with 44% of first preference votes and 62% of second round votes.  In a tough competition, joint candidates Amelia Womack and Tamsin Omond came second with 30% of first preference votes.  With the Green Party currently enjoying a […]

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Second Enfield councillor joins Green Party

A second Enfield councillor has joined the Green Party after claiming Labour and the Tories had failed to address “major environmental challenges”. Anne Brown, who represents Southgate Green, announced she had joined the Greens at a recent full council meeting. After quitting Labour in March, Anne joined independent opposition group Community First, which is made […]

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TUBE STATIONS FORCED TO SHUT FOR A RECORD141 HOURS THIS YEAR DUE TO LONDON FLOODING

Flooding has caused an unprecedented number of tube stations to close, with 38 incidents affecting 30 stations, according to new data uncovered by Green Party London Assembly Member Zack Polanski.  14 stations suffered closure on 12 July, and 12 on 25 July with Barons Court and Stockwell closed twice. Zack said: “There have been more flooding incidents recorded by TfL this […]

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HIV – ‘NOBODY SHOULD SUFFER STIGMA OR LACK OF ACCESS TO TREATMENT’

Green Assembly Member Zack Polanski has supported a move to reduce cases of HIV in London.  Nine boroughs have higher rates of late diagnosis than the national average.  A motion in the London Assembly, seconded by Zack, demands the Mayor ensures new cases of HIV are reduced by 80% and eradicated by 2030.  It is part of a […]

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200,000 LONDON HOMES AND BUSINESSES ARE AT RISK FROM FLOODING

July’s intense rainfall caused widespread devastation to property and possessions. Zack Polanski, Green London Assembly member, pressed the London Mayor for assurances London will be prepared next time to protect homes and businesses at risk from flooding.  The mayor responded with a promise to work harder to make the city flood resilient. He talked of creating a new flood-map for Londoners where people can find out if they are at risk with instructions on what to do when warnings are […]

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TFL TO BAN GAMBLING ADVERTS FOLLOWING GREEN INTERVENTION

TFL is looking to ban gambling adverts across its advertising network – prompted by Sian Berry raising the matter with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. In a recent London Assembly meeting, Sian asked the Mayor whether it was “appropriate” that the number of gambling promotions had increased “in light of the financial struggles faced by […]

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Time to review all current road building

When it comes to green policies for the UK’s roads, the government needs to take a look at Scotland and Wales.  That’s according to Sian Berry, who persuaded her fellow London Assembly members to add an amendment to review road-building to a recent motion.  In Scotland and Wales, all parties have worked together to halt road expansion that threatens the […]

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