Young Greens tour Devon

15 April 2015

This tour was about spreading the message that young people are involved and engaged in politics.

Pundits say that young people are apathetic about politics; that is simply not the case. Young people are in fact highly politicised by so much that is wrong with our so-called parliamentary democracy: the cuts, tuition fees, privatisation of the NHS, lack of jobs and threats to our environment.

They've been expressing it online, through grassroots action and now they are coming back to Party Politics with the Greens, who are the only party offering investment into and not exploitation of people and the planet.

Young Greens' (those aged 30yrs old and under as well as full time students of any age) membership has increased by over 1000% since December 2013, and makes up over a quarter of the party. In this election all bets are off and young people will be key to the outcome in May

Young Greens Devon tour

YOUNG GREENS RAISE THE WEST

North Devon Green Party Parliamentary Candidate Ricky Knight has just spent a hectic few days chauffeuring a High-Power Young Greens mini-tour around the South West.  The Group – astonishingly for British Politics all young women – are Amelia Womack, Green Party England& Wales (GPEW) Deputy Leader; National YG coordinator Fiona Brookes and newly-elected South West Young Greens and SW Regional Co-ordinator Sahaya James who is only 17 years old! but to quote Ricky Knight ‘absolute dynamite’.

The Tour has has been a busy schedule of the major urban centres of the South West –Bristol, Bath, Frome, Exeter, Plymouth, but Fiona and Sahaya were very happy to make a guest appearance in Barnstaple on Tuesday morning where members of the local party were out in force to greet them.

Sahaya James said

"This tour was about spreading the message that young people are involved and engaged in politics. Pundits say that young people are apathetic about politics; that is simply not the case. Young people are in fact highly politicised by so much that is wrong with our so-called parliamentary democracy: the cuts, tuition fees, privatisation of the NHS, lack of jobs and threats to our environment. 

Fiona Brookes added: "They've been expressing it online, through grassroots action and now they are coming back to Party Politics with the Greens, who are the only party offering investment into and not exploitation of people and the planet. Young Greens' (those aged 30yrs old and under as well as full time students of any age) membership has increased by over 1000% since December 2013, and makes up over a quarter of the party. In this election all bets are off and young people will be key to the outcome in May."