6 May 2015
Election day tomorrow!
The election is almost upon us. We've worked really hard, and we hope all our candidates will do well, making tomorrow the start of a better, Greener future. If you're lacking in inspiration, there have been two excellent letters in the Guardian in the past couple of days. The first is from Caroline Lucas, giving many reasons why we should vote Green:
The second is from the one and only John Marjoram, writing about the importance of the local elections:
As John says, many people are simply unaware that local elections are taking place at the same time as the general. We have a great selection of Green candidates to vote for, and we need to maintain (and ideally increase!) our presence on Stroud and Cotswold District Councils.
On a personal note, I am delighted to be able to vote for two excellent Green candidates tomorrow. In the short time I've been a member of the party, I've really been overwhelmed with how impressive, smart and dedicated our local Greens are. I can say without hesitation that Sarah Lunnon, Stroud's Green Parliamentary Candidate, would make an absolutely brilliant MP - she's exactly the sort of person we want running the country. And at a local level, Brian Nimblette is a great guy who would do a thoroughly good job locally. But to get these people into power, we need to vote for them. So please, go out and vote Green tomorrow, at every level you can.
PS Philip Booth adds - I have thrown together some of the highlights of yesterday evening in teh Crown and Sceptre and the amazing Grace Petrie singing and urging folk to vote Green! See: http://stroudcommunity.tv/grace-petrie-highlights/