Hustings in East Surrey constituency

Three public hustings give you a chance to hear from all the candidates seeking your vote in the general election.

Godstone hustings
30 November, 4pm
The White Hart Barn, behind the White Hart Inn, High Street, Godstone RH9 8BT

Whyteleafe hustings
Monday 2 December, 7.30pm
St Luke’s Church. Whyteleafe, CR3 0AA.

Tatsfield hustings
Wednesday 4 December, 7.30pm
The WI Hall, Paynesfield Road, Tatsfield, TN16 2AT

Caterham hustings – with a focus on education
Thursday 5 December, 6-7pm
Sunnydown School 152 Whyteleafe Rd, Caterham CR3 5ED

Read about the Green candidate, Joseph Booton

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Hustings in Reigate constituency

Two public hustings give you a chance to hear from all the candidates seeking your vote in the general election.

Come along – and bring any friends who may be undecided how to vote

Redhill hustings hosted by Churches Together
Monday 2nd December, 7.30pm
St Bede’s School, Carlton Road, Redhill RH1 2LQ
Please email your questions in advance to johncapon@btopenworld.com

Banstead hustings hosted by The Banstead Five Churches
Friday 6 December, 7.30pm
Banstead United Reformed Church, Woodmansterne Lane, Banstead SM7 3AA
Submit your questions using this form

Read about the Green candidate, Jonathan Essex

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Meet our general election candidate for Reigate

Jonathan Essex has selected to be the Green Party candidate in the General Election on 12 December 2019

Jonathan is a chartered civil engineer and environmentalist, and has served as an active councillor in Redhill since 2010.

He says, “I will fight to protect our Green Belt and Surrey countryside, for fairer rail and bus fares and for planning rules requiring zero-carbon and truly affordable homes.

“We need a fairer Britain and tough action on climate change. This means shifting from our throw-away society, standing against oil drilling and airport expansion, and pushing for properly funded public services – youth and children’s centres, social care, schools and the NHS.

“In this safe Conservative seat, I urge people to vote for the change they believe in. Every Green vote will send a strong message that we need a new politics, with a clear plan that works for all, within our planet’s limits.”

Contact Jonathan

Email: jonathan.essex@greenparty.org.uk
Phone: 07801 541924
Twitter: @_JonathanEssex

 

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The State of Hunger

Cllr Ruth Ritter writes:

It is with tremendous sadness and anger that I have read today the Trussell Trust’s State of Hunger report which outlines their research on the use of food banks in the UK.

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Extend fracking ban to Surrey oil sites – Surrey Greens’ demand to regulators

The Government announcement that fracking is being suspended misses out the huge expansion of oil and gas production using unconventional techniques in the South East.

Green Surrey County Councillor Jonathan Essex said: “The ban needs to be extended to the unconventional oil and gas extraction methods used in the Weald, which carry the same earthquake risks and other risks from methods involving acid stimulation.”

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Let’s make Reigate a Fairtrade Town

This month Fairtrade, the UK’s most visible ethical label, celebrates it’s 25th birthday. In Reigate an Action group is being formed to take Reigate towards ‘Fairtrade town’ status as a way to celebrate the achievements of the past 25 years of Fairtrade but also to continue to promote Fairtrade products and inform local people about the importance of the choices they make when purchasing their favourite products.

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Surrey County Council fails to recognise the climate impact of airport expansion

All but four Conservative members of Surrey County Council today blocked a joint Green/Labour motion linking airport expansion with an increased risk of climate chaos.

Jonathan Essex, Green Party Councillor for Redhill East, seconded a Labour-tabled motion at today’s Surrey County Council meeting. The Motion called on the County Council to be clear on its position regarding the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport.

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Surrey commits to improve road verges for wildlife, thanks to Green motion

Surrey County Council has committed to reviewing its use of glyphosate, a controversial weedkiller that has been blamed for causing cancer, following a motion tabled by Green councillor Jonathan Essex. The motion also introduces moves towards a wildlife-friendly verge cutting regime, to protect wildflowers and invertebrates. The motion was passed with 63 votes in favour and 3 abstentions.

“I’m delighted that Surrey County Council has pledged to protect our wildlife and the health of its residents by taking a positive approach to verge and public space maintenance,” said Cllr Essex. “It’s very welcome that Surrey is seriously considering stopping use of this toxic weedkiller.”

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Surrey agrees Climate Emergency Motion – but needs to reach net-zero sooner

Today Surrey County Council voted in favour of a Climate Emergency  Motion, with the aim of going carbon neutral by 2050.

Green Cllr Jonathan Essex said: “After trying to get Surrey to move forward on its climate commitments earlier this year, we’ve finally got some progress with a Climate Emergency Motion being passed.

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