Rosie Pearson commented on Andrew Prosser, Green Party candidate for Witney, steps aside to secure Remain vote 2019-11-11 20:41:51 +0000These are really valid concerns.
1) The agreement with the Liberal Democrats means that they are standing down in constituencies which can actually be won by Green candidates. This includes Caroline Lucas’s Brighton constituency, as well a the Isle of Wight and Bristol West, where there is a real chance that Green MPs can be returned, in order to press for the climate emergency to be addressed.
2) Labour was invited to be part of the Unite to Remain agreement, but they declined. They would not stand down anywhere in order to help us elect Green MPs.
3) Agreed, but see above.
A ballot was held of all Green Party members in West Oxfordshire, and there was an overwhelming majority in favour of agreeing to Andrew standing down on this occasion. We are of course all uneasy with this arrangement, but in our unfair, first-past-the-post system, it looks like the best way of getting Green MPs into power, and may also unseat Robert Courts.
This is not an alliance or a pact. The Green Party has not changed its policies or its principles, and will continue to fight for them.
West Oxfordshire Green Party
Rosie Pearson wants to volunteer 2015-05-05 10:01:25 +0100
Let us know how you can best help on election day, 7 May 2020. Tasks include:
- Reminding people to vote:
- Knocking on the doors of people who said they will vote Green (“knocking up”).
- Telephoning people who said they would vote green.
- Helping in a committee room.
- Giving lifts to voters with mobility difficulties who are otherwise unable to travel their polling station
- Taking voter numbers at polling stations (“telling”)—many voters don’t make up their minds until they are in the polling booth. A Green rosette and a welcoming face can help persuade them. Key times include 7am-9.30am, and 5pm-8pm.
- Tallying the votes at the count, so we know where in the county there are more Green voters.
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Since 1998, she has lived with her two daughters at Asthall Manor, near Burford, and has been trying to justify the large carbon footprint of the house by filling it with interesting and life-enhancing events, including the celebrated exhibition of sculpture in stone, ‘on form’.
Rosie has been a member of the Green Party since 2008. An optimist by nature, she cannot believe that human beings cannot find a more generous and harmonious way to live on the earth than that which is currently considered normal. She is inspired by a vision of a future which is not only cleaner and fairer, but also happier, less stressful, and more creative.