The Greens already have 2 Members of the European Parliament; Jean Lambert and Caroline Lucas. They were first elected in 1999 and re-elected in 2004, for London and South East regions.
In Eastern Region, the Greens are steadily increasing their support, gaining more councillors at the recent local elections and finishing ahead of the Conservatives, Labour or Lib Dems across a number of whole towns or constituencies.
Voters have traditionally voted Green in higher numbers at the European elections than at General Elections and Greens in England are aiming to win more seats in 2009 to strengthen the already considerable Green Group in the European Parliament. The prospects for success in the European Elections are boosted by the voting system used, which although far from perfect, does deliver an element of proportionality and greater fairness.
Since the last elections in 2004, the threat of the Single Currency and further centralisation of the EU has receded whilst concerns over the environment and climate change have raced up the political agenda. This is expected to bring much more attention to Green policies and the need for international co-operation on global issues, an agenda far removed from the isolationist and single issue approach of UKIP.
The Greens will be holding a series of events in the 6 counties of Eastern Region to boost their election campaign.
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How Can We End Hunger in the East?
The Green Party has published a report on foodbanks, detailing not only why the number of people relying upon them is growing fast, but offering solutions to the problem of hunger in the east of England.
What are we doing for children & families?
The Green Party is the only politcal party taking our children’s rights to a childhood seriously, with a long-term vision of how to protect children and families.
Eastern Transport Revolution
We have a vision for an efficient, reliable, clean, and green transport system across the region.
Our plan would support local businesses, commuters, families and all travellers in the Eastern Region.