Why I am voting Green

I will be casting my vote in the forthcoming General Election here in the U.K. for the Green Party candidate.

I do not expect the candidate to win and therefore my vote will simply be for my personal satisfaction.

I believe that it is important that I vote because so many fought for so long to secure the rights that people take for granted these days and are not bothered if they ignore.

I can understand fully their apathy. The present political scene is a confused mess that has been caused by successive managerial so-called “leaders” who lack any real convictions. I ,on the other hand, do have beliefs and issues that I care about. My vote will be cast to add my name to the list of those like-minded people in my country who have similar beliefs. We do not expect to see a Green Party landslide victory in the morning of Friday 8th May, indeed they may have just their one seat in Brighton to fight their cause in the next Parliament.

But I will have used my democratic right to vote and used that vote on a Party that actually stands for the issues of fairness, equity and of course has a powerful stance on the environmental issues such as CO2 emissions and Global Warming that the main political parties pay lip service to.

For those who are interested, below is a short run through of the Green Party’s main political policies. It ticks most of the boxes for me in a way that none of the other political parties’  policies do.

I hope you use your democratic right to vote (if you live in the U.K. or are eligible to vote in our election). I hope you will vote for the party that matches your political outlook and beliefs and not because your family have always voted that way. I suspect I am in a minority of those who are really concerned with issues and not personalities.

I think, I believe and I support the Green Party.

What we stand for

Imagine a political system that puts the public first. Imagine an economy that gives everyone their fair share.

Imagine a society capable of supporting everyone’s needs. Imagine a planet protected from the threat of climate change now and for the generations to come. That’s the world we want to create and we believe we have the means to do it.

By ensuring that everyone has access to a secure job that pays at least the Living Wage we will build an economy that works for the common good, not just the privileged few. By restoring public services to public hands we will ensure they are run in the interests of the people that use them.

By investing in renewable energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, we will build a stable and sustainable society that protects our planet from climate change.

By building more social rented homes and bringing abandoned buildings back into use we will ensure that everyone has a secure and affordable place to live.

Vote for Green Party of England & Wales and you can help us build a society that works for the Common Good.

– See more at: https://www.greenparty.org.uk/we-stand-for

About malbell

I am a retired Teaching and Learning Consultant. Previously I was a Primary school headteacher and deputy headteacher. I enjoy reading, doing MOOCs and learning new things.
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