GREEN PARTY OUTLINES ITS ‘FUTURE VISION’ IN DETAILED DOCUMENT

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The Isle of Wight Green Party has publically released their future vision document, which details the platform that Green Party candidates will be standing on for the May elections, and beyond.

Entitled ‘For Our Future’, the document outlines five key areas which Green candidates at Town, Parish, and County levels will be campaigning on in the coming weeks: the local economy, the community, recovery, education, and the environment.

Issues featured in the document include the party’s focus on supporting local businesses, Council Tax spending, housing development, and building resilience in the Island’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Other topics covered include:

  • Securing an Isle of Wight trial of a Universal Basic Income, to include carers, volunteers, and the self-employed
  • Appointing a ‘rewilding officer’ to coordinate schemes to grow essential habitats for wildlife, and to develop the Island’s Biosphere status
  • An Islandwide ‘laptops for students’ scheme to refurbish unwanted tech hardware and ensure that all young Islanders can extend their learning outside of school hours
  • Explore a designated site for ‘flexi-schooling’ such as the proposals by the community in Chillerton
  • Develop a network of new cycle paths for residents, tourists, families, and commuters to get around the Island safely

Cameron Palin, Green Party candidate for Osborne said:

“Over the last four years we have seen a Conservative Council that has completely lacked ambition and innovation. Our Green vision “For Our Future” gives a new approach with polices that have environmental, economic and social justice at their core.

“Going Green not only benefits the environment, but our local economy and the pockets of Islanders too. Voting Green is a positive choice which an increasing number of Islanders are choosing to make.”

Green Party chair, Vix Lowthion, said:

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“In 2017 we had the best results ever for the Isle of Wight Green Party in local council elections, with more Green voters than both the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats. Now in 2021 we have a truly outstanding list of candidates standing across the Island on the strongest platform for change.

“A vote for the Green candidates on May 6th will be a vote for a positive and resilient future. It is a real team effort!”

The full list of Green Party candidates will be released next week.

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isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

a universal basic income – we already have it – it is called the benefit system, which large numbers leech off every day.

providing someone a further amount whether they work or not, just encourages the bone idle layabouts to do nothing.

and why aren’t the greens shouting from the rooftops about the endless concreting over of the islands natural habitats and greenlands.

if they want the votes of more islanders, -they will pledge to cease all new building of houses on any land that is greenland, will turn disused commercial sites back into green spaces, with tree planting and accept that we are full – no more space.

Bryan
Bryan
Reply to  isle of wighter
1 month ago

But they support the opening up of our borders even further to increase the net 300,000 who are already brought in every year so they can’t really block the wholesale concreting over of the south East including our island when their deliberate policies demand it can they?

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
1 month ago

Can see our council tax going through the roof if this lot get in.

Old school.
Old school.
Reply to  Joe Bloggs
1 month ago

And it isn’t already??

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

Waste of time and energy – they won’t get in power.
Green Party – the party of waste – google what waste they created in Brighton when they were in power there.

ron ashton
ron ashton
1 month ago

Now i see why this party has never done anything on the island.. What we need is
there policies on housing, education, health, council tax, roads and crime, instead of all this green crap
that says a lot without having any substance to it. They will never have a better chance
to form a council after the conservative fiasco. SO SELL IT TO US .

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
1 month ago

No thank you , ….
Stop building houses on every inch of the island, don’t waste money on speed camera’s. Or electric cars for the ruddy council , blow up the floating ( non ) Bridge !!!!!….
.Don’t use our council tax for your pension pot !
Stop wasting our money on island roads ,
2 many breaking up after a very short while !!!! .
Put money back into social/ mental health care .
If all this was 100/pc guaranteed I may change my mind …..
But not holding my breath !!!!

Kevin
Kevin
Reply to  Miss sensible
1 month ago

Brilliant totally agree with you well said all they do is waste money island roads are a joke

fred
fred
1 month ago

I was a strong supporter of the greens then they decided to ignore democracy (if such a thing can happen in the UK) And said they would cancel Brexit. It was a cynical ploy because they thought it would win them seats. That makes them a populists party, say anything to win party, such as pushing for a UBI. The greens have lost their way, they should be making massive gains, but instead they trying to play the game. It’s sad to see. The party needs new leadership and a leadership that acknowledges that they have wasted opportunity for to make real change. They have failed the green vote! I now have no one to vote for. 🙁

Tony
Tony
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

Making massive gains?? With an unworkable extreme left agenda??

Rebel
Rebel
1 month ago

The UN agenda 2030 ,will be the road map for the greens, god help us if that happens!

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