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Cycling revolution falls short says Green Assembly Member

Green Assembly Member Caroline Russell has said that the government’s promised £2 billion to boost cycling and walking is not enough to meet the UK’s needs – and that it leaves London starkly underfunded. Caroline compared London’s £25 million share of the funding to the £70 million requested by London boroughs, according to the Mayor’s […]

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Black Lives Matter – London Green Party urge action

The Green Party has been at the forefront of demanding action in support of the Black Lives Matters (BLM) campaign.   In Kingston, councillor Sharon Sumner affirmed her support for BLM (against opposition from local Conservative councillors) with a powerful speech that spoke of “the reality of police brutality which happens on a regular basis here […]

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Mayor’s ‘fares freeze’ claim melts away

Fares on London transport have risen by up to more than £300 since current Mayor Sadiq Khan came to power pledging a freeze. New fare increases today mean passengers are paying up to £317 more a year compared with 2016. Despite Mr Khan’s election pledge that “Londoners won’t pay a penny more for their travel” […]

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Green Growth – A Sign of Hope

Thank you London for your brave Green votes for the environment and for social justice. In Dulwich and West Norwood we gained second place receiving 16% of the vote, up from 2% previously, and we saved our deposits in Camberwell and Peckham, Hackney North and Stoke Newington and Lewisham Deptford laying strong foundations to win […]

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Doing Politics Differently for GE19

The Green Party has shown it really does do politics differently by coming to an arrangement with Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats to field one candidate from a Remain party in selected seats in England and Wales for the upcoming election. Co-Leader of the Green Party Jonathan Bartley said: “This is about recognising how […]

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Greens Defend the Right To Protest

MEPs from across Europe were given a warm welcome by the Greens when they arrived in London on 14 October to show solidarity with their British colleagues at this chaotic time of Brexit uncertainty. But following a Stronger Together 4 Climate event they saw for themselves the UK’s democratic deficit when MEP for West Midlands […]

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Bold New Ideas At Greens’ Annual Conference

The Green Party has proposed a raft of original and striking initiatives at their annual conference. Members came together for three days in Newport to shape policy and develop campaigns.   Abolish the Home Office; In his opening speech Jonathan Bartley proposed the complete abolition of the Home Office in light of the Windrush scandal. […]

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Southall Residents ‘Poisoned’ by Ex-Gasworks

Residents in Southall are preparing a legal challenge after becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of an ex-gasworks redevelopment.  Managed by Berkeley Group, the site is known to contain dangerous compounds including asbestos, cyanide, naphthalene and benzene, a known carcinogenic.    Constant petrol-like smells, respiratory ailments, headaches and eye irritation have been reported since work began, […]

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