Candidate for Witham

James Abbott

Green Party General Election Candidate

The media try to turn General Elections into a binary choice. But neither Mr Johnson nor Mr Corbyn are on ballot papers in Witham constituency.

This election is about who voters want to be their local MP.

I have stood at each General Election since 1992 and am a local District councillor (20 years) and an Essex County councillor (6 years).

In May, the Green & Independent Group, which I lead, became the main opposition to the Conservatives at Braintree District Council.

Main policy areas:

Clear opposition to West Tey New Town urbanisation plan.
Support for genuinely affordable local housing.
Better public transport - not just more road building.
An off-road cycle network; capacity upgrade for Braintree branch line.
Invest in key services – restore community policing; keep all libraries open; enhanced GP surgeries; Witham needs its own community hospital.
Encourage recycling; continue to work with communities in campaign against Rivenhall Airfield Incinerator.
New policies to protect habitats currently so often lost on developments.
Expand renewable energy.

This is being called the ‘Brexit Election’, but this must also be the ‘Climate Election’.
The Greens have set out an ambitious set of policies to transform Britain towards net zero carbon by 2030.

Email James: james.abbott@greenparty.org.uk

Call James: 07951 923073

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