Green Party deputy leader to launch Norfolk County Council election campaign

20 April 2017

The Green Party's deputy leader Amelia Womack will be in Norwich to launch the Green Party's local election campaign on Friday 21st May at 11am.

Among the policies to be unveiled is a commitment to oppose the proposal for a new four-lane road through the Wensum river valley west of Norwich. Instead, the Greens want to see the money spent on improving public transport in Norfolk.

The party's local manifesto also pledges action on air pollution, which has blighted Norwich in particular. Their proposals include working with public transport operators to bring in low-emission buses.

Norwich city councillor Lesley Grahame, who is the party's candidate in Thorpe Hamlet ward, said:

"I'm delighted to welcome our deputy leader Amelia Womack to launch the Green Party's Norfolk manifesto with us. Tory cuts are having a devastating effect on the less well-off in our communities and it is time to stand up and demand change.

"Norfolk needs Green Party councillors who will work hard for residents and challenge poor decision-making at County Hall, whatever its political colour."

Councillor Martin Schmierer, leader of Norwich City Council's Green group, added:

"With its emphasis on building strong communities, taking action on climate change and investing in public transport, this is a strong set of policies which continue to be well received by voters across Norfolk."

The Green Party also expect to announce their general election candidates for the Norwich North, Norwich South, Broadland and South Norfolk constituencies at the event.

The local Green Party manifesto can be downloaded by clicking here.






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