West Kent Greens gear up for 2 May elections to inspire change
Several candidates from the West Kent Green Party will be standing in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling and Tunbridge Wells on 2nd May in the Kent County Council elections to oppose the ruling 'same old' cronie conservatives' with their old fashioned, greedy, impulsive and unscientific policies.
In the UK, many people have called the conservatives, the 'Nasty Party ', for instigating the unfair Poll Tax, selling off the family jewels abroad, destroying the countryside, belonging to the restaurant-trashing Bullingdon Club, defending the Bedroom and Funeral Tax,being involved in the phone hacking scandal, supporting heavy traffic in High Streets, the ever increasing flytipping and concrete to our society, the cuts to the police service and fire stations, libraries, their support for high speed rural lanes and motorways, and having had many conservative politicians in prison....
For people completely fed up up with the Tories, the Greens offer a refreshing intelligent alternative.
Amongst their many policies, the Greens want lower fares on public transport. West Kent is in the 'commuter belt' not far from London, but commuters are struggling to pay them. Even those who are travelling to London for major surgery during the rush hour have to pay an astronomical fare if they are unable to get a later hospital appointment. Part-time employees and the low-waged are particularly affected by the huge prices. A photographer I spoke to, who was a floating voter, complained that his train fare was "bloody expensive" when he had to travel early last Wednesday for Margaret Thatcher's funeral.
Friends visiting people in Kent find the fares 'far too expensive', and there are only a few tourists visiting the area by train. In London,a single fare on a bus is about £1.30, in Tonbridge, a 15 minute round trip to Tunbridge Wells is about £4.00.
The West Kent Green Party also want to tackle the urban sprawl in the countryside. In Sevenoaks, vast farmlands by lavender fields are being destroyed to make way for soulless, boxlike housing. Elsewhere in Tonbridge, woodlands are being destroyed to make way for tennis courts that are never even used and even more essential farmland is making way for expensive and unsympathetic housing. Trees with Tree Preservation Orders are being chopped down unnecessarily to make way for development.
The Conservative's road building plans will destroy even more countryside and with that, the rural economy.
For more information on their policies http://westkent.greenparty.org