Candidate for Ashton-under-Lyne

Lee Huntbach

Green Party General Election Candidate

I am delighted to have been selected as the Green Party candidate for Ashton-under-Lyne.
Since becoming a Green Party Councillor in May (alongside 391 others nationwide), it has become clear from the groundswell of support I’ve received that voters are enthusiastic for change.
The next five years is going to be vital in the battle against climate breakdown. We should be working together prioritising a future for our children and grandchildren rather than indulging in tribal and politically motivated arguments regarding EU membership.
Brexit, important though it is, has been a time-consuming and painful distraction from what is the greatest ever threat to humanity.
Other parties are desperate to ‘greenwash’ their manifestos whilst at the same time supporting airport expansion, extensive road building and HS2. All of these will increase carbon output whilst ripping up woodlands that are vital for carbon capture, clean air and recreation.
The Green party have been developing a Green New Deal for over ten years. We are the originators and the experts.
Building on much valued green space has to stop. Localised flooding increases as green space is developed whilst areas for recreation, exercise and safe play for children are lost.
There are a million empty homes in Britain and 1.5 million sites for homes on brownfield land. More and more business premises are being converted to accommodation but are not included in the figures.
We don’t need to build on greenbelt.
This is your chance to vote Green and make that change a reality.

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