Diana Toynbee has again been selected as Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for the Hereford and South Herefordshire constituency. She writes: –
I am delighted to be giving voters in Hereford and South Herefordshire a strong Green choice again. After 15 years in Eaton Bishop I’m now enjoying city life in Hereford. I work in education and have three children in their twenties.
I will put quality of life at the top of the political agenda: clean energy not fracking, investment in peace and security not nuclear weapons, and decent public transport instead of more tarmac and air pollution. I want to kick private profit out of the NHS and our schools, and bring in a fair voting system where every vote counts.
In 2015, from a standing start, I won more than half as many votes as Labour, and more than two thirds the LibDem vote. Local Greens have kept the momentum going, and in Ellie Chowns we have another strong green candidate in North Herefordshire. So let’s grasp this opportunity to build the cleanest, healthiest most dynamic rural economy in the UK!
I understand that this turning-point election is about not just the next 5 years, but the next 50. Brexit could mean thousands of laws and trade agreements being re-written, and I am fighting to protect our country from being put up for sale to global corporations. I will scrutinise and challenge all government plans, speak up for Herefordshire, and defend the services, human rights and natural environment that are our true wealth.
And whatever the outcome, every single Green vote on June 8th will send a message to the next government that we want a fairer, safer, cleaner future.