Candidate for Camborne and Redruth

Karen La Borde

Green Party General Election Candidate

I am Karen La Borde ex director of a tour operator business which I recently sold to focus upon managing a smallholding. With my extended family I moved into a farmhouse on the outskirts of Truro where we are learning to grow vegetables and keep chickens. Since January we have lost five chickens to Mr Fox and completed a modest first harvest failing to produce any broccoli or cabbage.

Watching my grandchildren growing up gives me great pleasure though I have become increasingly concerned about their future. The IPCC report in 2018 awakened an urgency in many of us that we have little time to act to mitigate and adapt to the climate and ecological catastrophes which are unfolding around us. Alarmingly my grandson is four and has never seen a hedgehog - such a small fact which makes me cry.

Our children are set to inherit a degraded world unless we act immediately. Massive changes are needed to save our environment which only radical Green Party policies can deliver. This includes re-localising our economies and returning control to local communities. In Cornwall this means devolving power from Westminster to a Cornish Assembly whilst limiting the power of large business to take profits out of Cornwall and creating thousands of new, skilled jobs by investing in industries of the future.

Finally, as the Green Party candidate for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle I would be honoured to represent a dignified community with a long and fine tradition of innovation and industry.

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