List of Green Party Candidates General Election 8 June 2017
We have 3 candidates contesting in our local constituencies
Arundel and South Downs - Jo Prior
Chichester - Heather Barrie
Bognor and Littlehamption - Andrew Bishop
Jo Prior - Arundel and South Downs
Chichester and Bognor Green Party are delighted to announce that local businesswoman Jo Prior will be standing as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Arundel and South Downs on 8 June.
Jo has lived in Sussex all her life, and is currently based near Steyning; she has two children at local schools and works in Brighton. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the green campaign, since she is a qualified solicitor and also works for a Green MEP.
Accepting her selection, Jo Prior said: "I am honoured to have been selected as the Green Party candidate for Arundel and the South Downs. Our region harbours a rich natural and cultural heritage and we are very lucky to live here. But, we face many challenges both local, national and global. As our population has grown, so too has the pressure on our resources. There is an urgent need to ensure that everyone has an affordable, comfortable home with good transport links and secure, meaningful work whilst at the same time protecting the environment and tackling climate change."
"As your Green MP, I would fight to protect our precious countryside and ensure housing and transport needs are met. I would insist that our NHS and social care, the police and fire service are fully funded. I would make it a top priority to work with local campaigners fighting oil drilling. And I would demand fair funding for our schools, an end to SATS and a varied, balanced and age appropriate curriculum. With my experience working for an MEP, as a lawyer and a parent, I know that I can deliver real, positive change to our communities helping to secure a prosperous and sustainable future for our region."
If you live in the Arundel and South Downs constituency you are welcome to contact Jo Prior about any issues that concern you at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Heather Barrie - Chichester
Chichester and Bognor Green Party are delighted to announce that local businesswoman, Heather Barrie, will be standing as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Chichester on 8 June.
Heather Barrie, whose award-winning business supplies Fairtrade coffee to local outlets, has supported the Transition Chichester group and Fairtrade for many years. She would like to see more support from government for local businesses and community organisations, and a better transport infrastructure. "The Green Party is campaigning for a truly publicly owned rail network, and in the wake of divisions over the A27 development plans, it is more important than ever to improve public transport and take pressure off the congested local roads," she says. "The recent disruption and strikes on Southern Rail have caused so many local people to lose faith in privately-owned rail franchises. With areas in Chichester failing the government's own air quality standards, we need positive incentives for people to use public transport wherever possible. We need excellent services that people can rely on."
If elected, Heather will fight to keep the NHS in public hands and to secure fair funding for local schools, as well as for genuinely affordable housing so that young people and key workers can afford to set up home here. Heather is also committed to fighting an extreme Brexit: "The Green Party is calling for the people to have a vote on the terms of any Brexit deal, including the option of remaining in the EU and holding on to our vital social and environmental protections. I will keep the issue of climate change at the top of the political agenda, whereas other parties are losing sight of the need to protect the environment for the future."
Andrew Bishop - Bognor and Littlehamption
Andrew Bishop has worked in further and higher education for the past ten years and believes strongly that young people, who are the voice of the future, should be given more opportunities locally.
‘This constituency needs a voice that isn’t part of the stagnant debate of national politics,’ says Andrew, adding, ‘the Green Party’s policies represent a new politics of hope which would benefit many who are suffering under the current system.’
He would also be strong voice standing up for sustainable development and while supporting housing to meet real local need, is against the endless sprawl of new housing in Bognor and Littlehampton; he also stands against fracking and for renewable energy and public transport. The local Green Party are increasingly worried about increasing levels of air pollution and Andrew would add his voice to remind the government of their responsibilities to protect the health of those who live near roads and in city centres.
Andrew believes strongly that the Brexit agreement should be a ‘soft’, rather than ‘hard’ one and would support a second referendum with the negotiated terms put to the people’s vote again.
If you live in the Bognor Regis and Littlehampton constituency you are welcome to contact Andrew Bishop about any issues that concern you at: email@example.com
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