Ellie is the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for North Herefordshire in the 2017 General Election. She’s local, energetic, and principled – and she’s determined to challenge the Conservatives on their damaging cuts and the risks of hard Brexit.
Ellie stands for a positive vision of how our county and country could be: a caring society that invests properly in public services; a fair economy that provides decent jobs and homes for all; action on climate change and protection for nature; and an honest politics where everyone’s vote counts.
Help Ellie and the Greens send a message to Theresa May and the Tories – they shouldn’t take this constituency for granted!
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North Herefordshire’s Green Party parliamentary challenger Dr Ellie Chowns last week debated post-Brexit agriculture policy in front of an audience of more than 60 agriculture students and staff at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, outlining the important choices ahead if we are to get the best future for our food and farming sector.
Said Dr Chowns: “Currently more than half the income of UK farmers comes from subsidies, and far too much of that money is wasted on paying large landowners to do nothing. Brexit gives us the opportunity to reorient farming support so that it incentivises positive action like environmental protection and job creation”.
We are delighted to announce that Ellie Chowns has been selected as Prospective Parliamentary candidate for North Herefordshire. Her enthusiasm, competence and expertise will stand her in good stead when the election campaign begins. The idea of a snap election seems to be receding, but we are prepared!
GREENS in Herefordshire made significant progress in the May 2015 General Election, not only saving their deposits for the first time, but with South Herefordshire boasting the highest percentage Green vote in the West Midlands region.
The full results were as follows:-
Herefordshire North result: Daisy Blench (Green) 3,341. Jeanie Falconer (Lib Dem)5,768. Jonathan Oakton (UKIP) 6,720. Sally Prentice (Labour) 5,478. Bill Wiggin (Conservative) 26,716.
Hereford and south Herefordshire results. Jesse Norman (Conservative) 24,844; Nigel Ely (UKIP) 7,954; Anna Coda (Labour) 6,042; Lucy Hurds (Lib Dem) 5,002; Diana Toynbee (Green) 3,415