Medway Green Party Newsletter December 2014

By-election result

Greens win 1692 votes, 4.2% which is a remarkable result given the money that went into the 3 main parties’ campaigns. Clive Gregory certainly had to work for it, 4 hustings including BBC SE Battle for Rochester & Strood. More TV, radio and press interviews than he can remember and countless stalls and miles walked on the campaign trail.

Clive Gregory

View the election night album (photos) 4:30am finish but a great time had by all.

Lodge Hill – the fight continues

Clive writes to the Minister and head of council urging them to “call it in, then scrap plans for development”. This after the by-election result showed 81% of voters had ‘in effect’ rejected this plan based on UKIP, Conservative and Green votes (all of who oppose the plan) added together.

You can read the letter in full here… Letter to Brandon Lewis.pdf

Whatever happens, rest assured that the Medway Greens will do whatever it takes to protect that land from development. We are also working on ideas to protect the entire Hoo peninsula, which is a vital eco system for the south east of England – it is not open to developers.

Moving on – we’ve a general election to fight

We’re now pretty confident that we’ll have 2 more candidates to join Clive Gregory, selected as our candidate for Rochester and Strood, standing in Gillingham and Rainham and Chatham and Aylesford constituencies.

Frozev

So sorry you’re leaving us – shock horror the Marchants are moving

The Medway Green Party would not have grown into a party capable of doubling membership in 2014, fighting a successful by-election campaign and preparing for a fully funded general election campaign next year without Trish (3rd from left) and Simon Marchant (far left – where else). Trish has a new job in Cambridgeshire starting in February and we wish both her and Simon every success with their new life – no doubt Cambridge will see a new force for Green establishing itself over the coming months.

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