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Greens enjoy support across London

522 Green candidates stood in 31 boroughs across London and Green votes were up in almost every part of the capital. In Lewisham, Darren Johnson was elected to serve Brockley Ward. He said: "It is a privilege to have been elected to represent Brockley. People in the ward have given strong support to the Green […]

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Greens expect best vote ever

Greens expect to win new seats on a number of London borough councils and could end up holding the balance of power on one or two. Noel Lynch, Coordinator of London Green Party said: "Voters are completely disillusioned with the other main parties and their look-a-like policies. We are getting a very encouraging response on […]

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Greens call for Low Emission Zone

The LEZ would improve air quality and reduce pollution by requiring higher emission standards from vehicles entering the zone. This would apply to large vehicles such as lorries and coaches, not to cars. The aim is to reduce asthma amongst children and deaths from respiratory diseases amongst older people. Jenny Jones, Green Member of the […]

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Green mayoral candidates challenge New Labour

The Lewisham and Newham mayors will be the first directly elected (executive) mayors in London boroughs. Other boroughs such as Hackney are in the process of holding referenda to decide whether to have such mayors. Gabrielle Rolf, Green Mayoral Candidate for Newham said: "The Green Party does not believe that having executive mayors is the […]

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Greens call for radical drugs policies in London

Jenny Jones, Member of the Greater London Assembly and Metropolitan Police Authority said: "The police waste a large amount of time dealing with drugs possession offences. Legalising the use of cannabis would free up police time to tackle serious crime, as has been shown in Lambeth. We also need to offer heavy drug users treatment […]

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Greens highlight nuclear threat

Trains carrying nuclear waste for reprocessing regularly cross the capital, passing through several boroughs where the Green Party expects to win seats in the local elections on 2 May. Elected Greens in London will oppose the continued transport of nuclear waste and press for complete decommissioning of nuclear power stations. As one alternative to meeting […]

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Young Greens challenge voter ‘apathy’

The Green Party believes that young people should get involved in local government. It argues that so-called voter ‘apathy’ amongst the young is not laziness, and that one of the reasons for low voter turnout is that many people perceive little difference between Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat policies. London’s young Green candidates offer energy, […]

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Green animal rights policies for the local elections

Danny Bates, Policy Coordinator for London Green Party said: "Animals should have the right to live without human-inflicted suffering or cruelty. They also deserve the right to have their basic needs met. The inadequacy of current animal welfare legislation means that these basic rights are often not respected. "Much more needs to be done by […]

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