Greens Good for Exeter

Manifesto Splash 

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The Green Party has launched its General Election Manifesto, ‘For the Common Good’. Greens say the manifesto sets out a bold, ambitious plan for a fairer society and safer planet and there is a strong emphasis on commitments to restoring and extending public services and tackling climate change.

Key pledges include tackling climate change by taking action to limit emissions at home, fighting for a new global deal and investing up to £80 billion over the next Parliament in renewable generation and energy efficiency. The Party also wants to see an end to austerity and have pledged to restore the public sector, creating over one million jobs and introducing a £10 Living Wage. The Party say they will pay for their commitments through measures such as a Wealth Tax on the top 1%, a ‘Robin Hood Tax’ on the banks and cracking down on tax dodging, which will raise £75billion a year by 2019. Real action on climate change will also create jobs, reduce energy bills and make life better for ordinary people.

Diana Moore, the Green’s Parliamentary Candidate in Exeter said:

“The manifesto is good news for Exeter.  Austerity has failed and our bold plan is to create a more equal, more democratic society while healing the planet from the effects of an unstable, unsustainable economy. We will take back our health service by ending PFI and reversing creeping privatisation and increase health spending by £12billion a year.”

Ms Moore believes that this is the best possible manifesto for the people of Exeter:

“The decisions on the growth of Exeter must be taken today as if tomorrow matters. The Green Party’s manifesto sets out how we can achieve this – by putting planning decisions back into the hands of local people and councils; constructing affordable social housing which in turn will create good local jobs; license landlords and abolish letting agent’s fees and improve our green spaces.  We will end the scandal of cold homes and invest in a public transport system that puts the public first.”

Diana Moore concluded: “Our plans will make a positive difference to people’s lives, create new jobs and help protect our environment. A Green MP for Exeter would join one of Parliament’s most highly rated and honored MPs, Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion. A strong group of Green MPs in the next Parliament, where there is no Party with a majority, will have an enormously important influence and impact to help deliver the social, economic and environmental changes we so desperately need.”


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