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Anti-fracking Protest at Preston New Road

04 September 2017

In June 2015, Lancashire County Council rejected Cuadrilla’s fracking applications. Yet, in October 2016, this was overturned by the Tory government, following an appeal by Cuadrilla. This was despite government promises, before the 2015 general election, to leave such matters to local councils.

Geoff Smith Memorial Fund

30 August 2017

In memory of Geoff Smith, the founder member of our local Green Party, we have set up the Geoff Smith Memorial Fund to help those who could not otherwise afford to attend a Green Party Spring or Autumn Conference.

Living in the Anthropocene

22 August 2017

‘Anthropocene’ refers to the start of a new geological epoch which, according to most leading earth system scientists, has now replaced the Holocene. It means geological strata deposits will now be massively dominated by those of recent human origin, as opposed to those due to natural changes.

We object to Gas-fired Power Stations

13 August 2017

Letter to Allerdale Planning Department objecting to proposals by Rydberg Development Company Ltd to construct and operate gas fired Power Stations in Maryport and Workington. The Council has the perfect opportunity to refuse these planning applications because of its climate change policies in the Allerdale Local Plan, one of which reads “Reduce Allerdale's carbon footprint and support a low carbon future.”

Swap My Vote

03 June 2017

We are encouraging all the people who would have voted Green in Copeland and Allerdale to opt for vote swapping, whereby they are paired with someone who would have voted Labour (for example) but will vote Green in a seat where we have a chance, in return for us voting Labour (for example) in our seats.

From Green to Red: For the Common Good

25 May 2017

Some of our local Green Party supporters will be disappointed at not being able to vote Green this time. To them - and to those who may already have been thinking about voting tactically in June - I would argue that standing aside, and voting for Labour in both Copeland and Workington, is the Greenest vote you can cast this June.

We are not standing in the General Election

11 May 2017

Green Party candidates will not stand in Workington or Copeland as part of a national bid to prevent a Conservative landslide.

Policies for the County Council Election 2017

06 April 2017

The County Council is being put under huge and unfair financial pressure by the Government. Electing Greens means putting ten policies at the top of our agenda:

Green Party Conference: Defending Democracy

05 April 2017

The Electoral Commission, on 16 March 2017, fined the Conservative Party a record sum of £70,000 for ‘accounting irregularities’ in 29 key marginal constituencies in the 2015 general election. Conference agreed that the Green Party should launch, as a matter of some urgency, a national campaign to press for by-elections in these seats.

Let's Make Cumbria Green

05 April 2017

The County Council is being put under huge and unfair financial pressure by the Government. Electing Greens means putting ten issues at the top of our agenda.

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