Oxfordshire Green Party is fielding 55 candidates in the County elections on Thursday 4th May 2017. Councillor David Williams, leader of the Green Group on the County Council, explains what is at stake.
“Oxfordshire's Green County councillors have a proud record of presenting green initiatives to improve the quality of people's lives and fighting to defend the existing services from the savage cuts imposed upon them. Year after year, the Greens present an alternative, full-costed County budget that tries to stop the massive cuts to services for the most vulnerable people. Children, the sick, the homeless, those with disabilities and especially the elderly are the targets for these vicious cuts. Unlike Labour and Lib Dems we refuse to vote with the Conservatives to introduce these cuts. We have shown that a referendum on council tax would allow people to decide the level of spending, to keep key services if they wish. Electing more Green County councillors will help with this work."
Our Green Party Oxfordshire Manifesto outlines a Green future for the County, rebuilding our services when the decade of cuts is brought to an end. See our manifesto at http://www.greenoxfordshire.com/policy.
For example, we would seek:
* Homes that people really can afford, without losing our countryside
* Protection and improvement of public services and community facilities
* Development of better transport options which serve our needs whilst reducing traffic congestion and pollution
* A greener Oxfordshire economy and a sustainable future giving value to all"
We will fight the One Oxfordshire (2) proposals as fundamentally undemocratic. We would keep the City as a single unitary and have unitaries to the North and the South. That would balance efficiency and local democracy.
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