Support Jo Robb win Henley as she campaigns to become Oxfordshire's first Green Party MP!
We'll be hitting the streets of Thame, delivering leaflets to support Jo's campaign. Join us on Saturday!WHENNovember 23, 2019 at 10amWHEREThame Town Hall
Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3DP
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Ian is an ethical entrepreneur and writer who was born in London, grew up in Kent and moved to Oxfordshire with his partner in 1993 from where he co-founded and ran a national chain of jewellery stores for over 20 years. He now runs a business selling vegan lifestyle products online.
A regular columnist for two national retail magazines, Ian also writes for Huffington Post and has contributed commentary for print and new media, as well as speaking about business and the environment on TV and radio.
He campaigns on human and animal rights, local planning, ethical business and independent retail. He is also a trained psychologist, outdoors enthusiast, runner, vegan and avid vegetable grower.
Ian was elected in 2019 as the first ever Green councillor on Cherwell District Council as well as being elected to two parish councils in Yarnton and Kidlington.
He stood in both the 2015 and 2017 general elections in Banbury and has been involved in many local campaigns, not least the save the Horton hospital campaign and countywide actions to protect green spaces.
Ian says :
“The Green Party commitment of putting £100bn a year to deal with the Climate Change will create thousands of jobs in many sectors, saving money on fuel bills and the cost to the NHS of treating diseases associated with poor air quality . We’ve seen the impact of traffic congestion and increased emissions in Banbury and Bicester and we have to tackle this problem head on”
A bad Brexit will leave this country facing economic decline and will waste a decade of Parliamentary time dealing with the fallout. The Green Party will give people a second, informed vote on if they still want to pursue Brexit or get on with fixing the problems in our society that have been largely ignored since the referendum vote. The NHS, Social Care, Education, The Housing Crisis and climate change all need our urgent attention.”
We have already experienced a ‘lost decade.’ Austerity has penalised those working in the public sector particularly, and undermined public services including the NHS and our schools. We must have investment to rebuild Britain sustainably. Only the Greens and our policies can deliver this and ensure there’s still a liveable planet with protected green spaces for future generations. Our Green New deal was first proposed over 10 years ago. Other parties may lay claim to green credentials but we are the experts. Accept no imitations. There’s only one planet and one true Green Party!
Cllr Ian Middleton”
We are living in exciting times, while most of the excitement has been on the General Election, which nobody wanted to call, but then called anyway, the Greens in Oxfordshire have been working hard on a by-election that has largely gone unnoticed.
Our Candidate Dr Pete Sudbury and his team have been working hard to take a County Council seat from the Conservatives, with this one seat we can do just that. The Liberal Democrats have stood down and are actively helping us gain this foothold on the County.
It is crucial we take this seat, the current Minister for housing Robert Jenrick has stopped the Greens on South Oxfordshire DC from withdrawing the ridiculous local plan and is threatening to pass SODCs planning powers to the County Council, to push through the excessive housing that will only profit developers. Taking this seat will seriously hamper the effectiveness of such a move.
Meet at: Glebe House, Reading Road, Wallingford OX10 9DT (Map)
We need your help to make this happenWHENNovember 24, 2019 at 11amWHEREWallingford
Wallingford OX10 9DT
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It is a great honour to have been chosen as the Green Party candidate for the Wallingford County Council by-election, taking place on 28th November 2019.
I love Wallingford, the local countryside and the river, which is what brought me to the town; I’m a life member of the Rowing Club, which I first came to in 1992. If elected, I would work hard with our other Green Councillors to stand up for local residents and work for the best interest of our local community.
This by-election is a clear choice between Greens or Conservatives, At the last local elections in May, Greens got more votes than any other party and you elected Sue and Sam locally as your Green Councillors for the District Council. I’m also delighted to have the support of local Liberal Democrats, because I believe that politics is much more effective when done collaboratively. I will be an active, powerful and effective voice for the needs of this district as well as for the wider issues that affect all of Oxfordshire.
If elected, I will work hard to protect Wallingford and provide sustainable solutions that work for everyone. I will oppose the implementation of the Oxfordshire Local Plan, and I will work with Greens and Lib Dems on the District Council in asserting their right to withdraw the new local plan, which needs fundamental modification to meet the current and future needs of South Oxfordshire.
Working together to preserve our environment, locally and globally is essential for our local community. This includes ensuring we build homes in places that work best for everyone, not just on Green Belt land. Improving local public transport, and working with local residents to reduce local traffic and improve air quality is another key area that Greens locally and nationally are working on.
I will also join Greens locally in working hard to protect our public services. Restoring funding for local schools and ensuring that local School places, especially at Wallingford School, can expand in line with current demand and recent new homes is a priority for the Green Party.
Thank you for taking this time to read this letter, and I hope I can count on your vote on 28th November for the Wallingford County Council by-election.
£25.00 raisedGOAL: £4,000.00
In 2019 we elected 7 district councillors outside Oxford, thanks to your support. We now have Green councillors working for you in Cherwell, Oxford, South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse as well as in many parish and town councils. We could not have done this without all our supporters.
With your help we can win the newly called Wallingford County Council seat and the upcoming Westminster seat for Henley.
Please give whatever you can afford:
- £5 can pay for a canvassing pack to equip a volunteer.
- £15 will print 500 posters for a town.
- £25 pays for a Facebook advertisement.
- £40 pays for mobile phone canvassing for a month.
- £100 pays for 5000 leaflets to get Green supporters to vote.
- £500 will pay for a General Election deposit
- £650 pays for a leaflet to be delivered to every house in Henley constituency.
Donate to our South Oxfordshire fighting fund now. Give a little, or give a lot, whatever you can afford. Thank you.Donate
When I joined the Green Party, the reality of the climate and ecological crisis that we face was nowhere on the news agenda. But now, more and more people are waking up to the scale of the challenge that we face both at a global and a local level. I am proud to represent the only party that puts the natural environment and human wellbeing at its very heart.
The Government has plans for a South Oxfordshire covered in concrete and blighted by traffic and toxic air. This is music to the ears of the construction industry and big developers but ignores the views of local residents.
It’s time the people of Henley constituency were represented by an MP who understands their concerns and will represent their interests. Someone who will defend local democracy, promote truly sustainable growth and stand against the over-development of our beautiful countryside.
I will fight for affordable and sustainable housing, proper funding for our schools and NHS, decent public transport and sustainable energy infrastructure.
Like the majority of the Henley constituency, I voted to remain in the EU. But since 2016, we have seen our standing MP vote to trigger Article 50 and support the illegal prorogation of Parliament. I stand very firmly for a change of approach: one that respects Henley’s original decision and demands the British people get the final say on the matter. Only a People’s Vote can break the Brexit deadlock.
More than ever, we need candidates who stand up for their communities and for nature. Parliament needs more MPs who are not beholden to vested interests and worsening climate chaos.
A vote for me would be a vote to protect our natural environment and our communities at both the local and national level. We need strong, principled Green voices at all levels of government.
Cllr Jo Robb
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This is a call for candidates to stand for the Green Party at the 2020 elections to councils in Oxfordshire.
We need more Green councillors in Oxfordshire. Could you follow in the footsteps of our Green Party councillors in Oxford, and stand for election? You could improve the quality of our councils by representing the people and views that the governing parties ignore.
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Would you like to help welcome newly-joined members into your area? Not everyone feels confident enough to immediately come to a big meeting or join in a campaign team. So we are looking for members who can talk to them about local issues and the things we are doing as a party.
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