The Green Party's Official EU Campaign Launch

15 March 2016

STOP PRESS: this Friday, March 18th,  former MEP Sir Graham Watson and Green Party SW MEP Dr Molly Scott Cato will be on the platform at Petroc from 19.00 for the first public debate on the EU – illustrating the solidarity between two of the major local political parties.

The Green Party's Official EU Campaign Launch to Take Place at 10.00 on Monday Morning (14 March) in Westminster

* Green votes could ensure that the UK stays in the European Union

* Caroline Lucas: It’s time to take the referendum conversation ‘into our communities’

* Natalie Bennett: ‘Greens cannot afford to sit back and watch the UK sleepwalk out of the European Union’

Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party, and Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London, will launch ‘Greens for a Better Europe’, the Green Party’s official campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union, at 10.00 Monday (14 March) at Church House in Westminster.

The Green Party’s campaign – led by three female politicians – will focus on why the party believes that Britain is fairer, greener and safer in the European Union.

At the launch, Green politicians will spell put how they are going to fight tooth and nail for Britain to remain in the EU over the coming months. Greens for a Better Europe has the overwhelming support from the Party’s membership, who backed campaigning to stay in the EU by an ‘almost unanimous’ conference vote last Autumn.

Lucas and Bennett are urging members and supporters to get active in the referendum campaign as leaving threatens so much of what progressives hold dear.

Caroline Lucas, the chief spokesperson for the Greens for a Better Europe campaign, said:

“Every single vote is equal in this referendum – and it’s crucial that this conversation is taken out from behind closed doors and into our communities. We know working with our neighbours on the challenges we face is better than going it alone. For the sake of protecting our environment, safeguarding our hard won rights at work and meeting head on the international challenges of the twenty first century I believe that Britain’s future is in the EU.”

Natalie Bennett said:

“We know how close the polls are at this stage of the campaign, so Greens cannot afford to sit back and watch the UK sleepwalk out of the European Union. That’s why we are putting forward our case for staying in the EU and our vision for making it better. Every vote to remain In on 23 June matters, but with the polls as close as they are, it could very well be Green votes that ensures the UK stays in the European Union.”

North Devon Green Party spokesperson Ricky Knight endorsed its national party’s campaign, confirming that the local Party would be fighting locally for a ‘Yes’ vote in the forthcoming referendum and that its members and supporters would be encouraged to support any non-aligned group campaigning in favour of remaining in the European Union.

“STOP PRESS’ (Hold the Front Page’): this Friday, former MEP Sir Graham Watson  and Green Party SW MEP Dr Molly Scott Cato will be on the platform at Petroc this Friday from 19.00 for the first public debate on the EU – illustrating the solidarity between two of the major local political parties.






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