LOCAL Green Party activists have welcomed the initiative taken to link with other parties backing Remain in a bid to stop Brexit.
But they said in the wake of widespread flooding in the UK, wildfires in eastern Australia and in California the most pressing issue facing the world was that of climate change.
Claire Davies, the Parliamentary candidate for the Green Party in Redditch said: “Bromsgrove and Redditch Green Party are pleased to see national leadership and collaborative working with other parties with regard to the issue of Brexit where a Remain alliance is feasible.
“However, this has to be the climate election.
“It is vital that we have strong Green voices speaking up for radical reform to meet the challenges not only of those posed by the climate crisis, but those we are faced with after years of Tory austerity.
“We believe that Green Party policies give the shift in thinking that this country is crying out for.”
If elected she wants to see services returned to the Alexandra Hospital and the NHS remain in the public domain.
She also wants to see HS2 cancelled and the money put into funding a decent public transport service.
“We need a reliable public transport system in Redditch and in the wider area, one that not only travels between Redditch and Birmingham but to other places across our region,” she said.
Claire grew up in Studley and has lived in Redditch for 24 years. A qualified social worker she actively supports the town’s voluntary sector and is an award-winning campaigner.
“I’m thrilled to be chosen to give Redditch people the chance to vote Green,” she said.
“I’m passionate about our town, its residents and the issues we all face.
“The Green Party offers a true alternative for a fair and just society, starting with proper funding for the public services that people need.”
To contact Claire email: email@example.com
To contact Bromsgrove & Redditch Green Party visit: https://bromsredditch.greenparty.org.uk/