The Green Party will stand four candidates in Derbyshire in the forthcoming General Election.
Peter Allen, 49, of Glossop will represent the Green Party in the High Peak constituency. Peter says:
I am delighted that voters in High Peak will now have the chance to vote Green. This election will be the most important in recent times: Britain and the world face a perfect storm as we suffer the worst financial crisis in living memory, while millions of people are losing their homes due to climate change, and the search for continued growth wreaks devastation on the world’s rainforests and ecology. To cap it all, we experience an energy crisis, as easy-to-mine fossil fuels diminish. Only the Green Party offers the right response, with our programme for sustainable living and social justice.
To underline the urgency of Climate Change, Peter will be travelling to London with other Green Party members to take part in The Wave demonstration next weekend. Expected to attract a million participants, this event will demand that the world’s leaders face up to the dangers of global warming now and begin to implement policies necessary to ensure the survival of humanity on the planet. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas recently spelled out our collective challenge:
We now have to recognise that climate change is potentially the greatest challenge we’ve ever faced. At the same time the measures we need to tackle it, like a massive investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy will actually make jobs, and will help us out of recession.
The other three Green Party candidates in Derbyshire are:
- Lee Fletcher, Erewash
- Josh Stockell, Derbyshire Dales
- Duncan Kerr, Chesterfield