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PPC Report on 2015

At a very positive and productive AGM on September 8th a large group of us reviewed the year, discussed priorities and elected a new committee. We are successfully maintaining our profile locally, and building on our excellent general election result.  As well as preparing for local, national and European elections we are actively challenging the anti-nature, anti-public […]

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Greens dismayed by cuts to Citizens Advice

THE HEREFORD TIMES has recently been filled with reports about valuable services and projects that help the vulnerable: Citizens Advice Bureau, the Marches Access Point, and the Barnabas Deaf and Community Support Service. All reports had one common and dispiriting theme – because of funding cuts, the organisations are struggling to stay open or are […]

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Best Green vote ever in 2015

Diana on sustrans bridge

GREENS in Herefordshire made significant progress in the May 2015 General Election, not only saving their deposits for the first time, but with South Herefordshire boasting the highest percentage Green vote in the West Midlands region. The full results were as follows:- Herefordshire North result: Daisy Blench (Green) 3,341. Jeanie Falconer (Lib Dem)5,768. Jonathan Oakton (UKIP) 6,720. […]

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Celebrating success in Leominster

DESPITE substantial ward boundary changes that looked set to benefit the Conservatives, Herefordshire’s 2 Green Party county councillors were re-elected with comfortable majorities. Jenny Bartlett and Felicity Norman of Leominster were celebrating success today after a hard-fought local election campaign involving many hours of canvassing. The results declared at the local election count at Hereford […]

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Ross May Fayre

We had a busy and successful time at the Ross May Fayre.  As expected many visitors were yet to decide how to vote, so our mini-manifestos were popular, helping voters from outside our constituency as well. A trainee nurse grilled us about our plans for the NHS, a man seeking doughnuts was given directions, and a […]

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A fair economy, not austerity

The Conservatives say we must race to ‘balance the books’, and cut even more, but the Green party believes a better way of rebalancing the economy is to invest in public services and in protecting the environment, also the mark of a caring, civilised society. I don’t want ‘the job finished’ if that means more […]

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Vote for what you believe in

Do you want to be represented in Parliament by someone forced to put party politics above our needs, including voting for brutal cuts to Herefordshire council?  This year you do have a choice – vote Green, for real change. Austerity has created anxiety and insecurity, but we don’t have to accept this. Government shouldn’t use financial […]

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Bill Wiggin doesn’t think fracking needs environmental permit

As far as we can tell, Leominster MP Bill Wiggin isn’t very bothered about the environmental impact of fracking in his constituency, according to this record of a vote on 26 Jan 2015. As far as we can tell, Hereford MP Jesse Norman didn’t even express a view, although we would welcome clarification from him […]

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