Huge thanks to everyone who helped with delivering election leaflets, for campaigning in all weathers and for your donations and support. The overall result for the country is dreadful, but Greens are strong, locally and nationally – thanks to you! I got 4.8% of the vote, well above the England average of 3%. And Ellie got 9.3%, the sixth highest Green vote share in the country!
This amazing effort and result deserves celebration. On Wednesday 18th there’s the Big Green Festive Drinks at Left Bank Hereford from 7.30pm with complimentary mince pies and mulled wine.
We’ll also use this opportunity to have our next Hereford & South Herefordshire Green Party meeting, at 6pm – all welcome.
Diana Toynbee and Ellie Chowns are our Parliamentary candidates. Here is our Manifesto
Diana says: “I’m delighted to be giving voters in Hereford and South Herefordshire a chance to vote for a fairer greener society. We all want a healthy, safe future, but our public services, democracy and countryside are under threat and real action is long overdue.
I’m a practical, realistic person – I understand the issues and am determined to support our economy and protect our quality of life.
I’m very proud to be receiving so much encouragement from local people. They’re telling me that more than ever we need a Green MP in Westminster championing what we care about.
I want to speak for you in Westminster, and work with others for fairer politics. You can be confident that my experience, understanding and energy will make me an excellent MP.”
Ellie says: “I’m delighted to be the Green candidate for North Herefordshire. It’s time for change! The old political system is broken, and we need some fresh Green thinking.
I’m standing because I believe North Herefordshire deserves better. We need an energetic MP with strong local roots, strong principles – and a record of getting things done.
proud to have served my local community as a Councillor and as an MEP.
But I know that the big decisions that shape the future of this country
are made in Westminster. If we want to change politics in the UK, we have to change our government.
Bill Wiggin has been the Conservative MP for this area for 18 years, but he’s failed to represent us effectively. It’s clearly time for change – and with my record of winning elections I’m the best-placed candidate to challenge the Tories here.
Greens success in Herefordshire proves our positive and practical ideas appeal to people across the political spectrum. We lead the political fight against climate change. We’re clearly and strongly pro-Europe. And we’ve always worked for a fairer Britain.”
Register to vote. Registering is easy: follow this link with your National Insurance number to hand. Register by midnight on 26 November. If you don’t have a NI number or you can’t register online, call 01432 260107 for help. And, make sure everyone you know is registered to vote!
Want a postal vote? If you’re not registered yet, you’ll need to register by 5pm 26 November. If you’re already registered, you need to fill in this form and hand it in or post it to Hereford Town Hall by 27 November. If you’re already registered and working away, studying at Uni or ill you can apply for a proxy vote. Here’s the link to the forms: these need to be handed in or posted to Hereford Town Hall by 3 December.