Why vote green
Why should I vote for the green party in elections
In recent years, many of us have been disillusioned with politics.
But all elections matter. The Green Party pledges that it will:
- take on the banks,
- defend public services,
- abolish student tuition fees,
- address obscenely high pay and bonuses
- address climate change
The Green Party is
- the only party completely committed to peace and environmental action, and have always been anti-war
- the only party to oppose Heathrow expansion on principle, not expediency.
- the only party that has always supported renewable energy
- the only party that is completely and genuinely concerned about inequality
- the only party that really puts ordinary people’s interests above those of big business
The Green Party has radical new ideas on the economy, welfare, health, housing and education. When we are voted into office, we make a real difference for the better, as shown by our members of the British Parliament, European Parliaments, the London Assembly, Scottish Parliament and a growing number of local councils.
And we are popular with small businesses too – in the last election for London Mayor, the Federation of Small Businesses gave its support to the Green Party candidate, Siân Berry.
All of the main parties have been tainted by the expenses scandal. On the other hand, Green Party politicians have been absolutely above board in their behaviour. Our MP, Dr Caroline Lucas, has been made the Observer’s Ethical Politician of the Year not once – but twice.
The Green Party is the only major political party in the UK that is committed fully to a life based on democracy and justice within the planet's limits.
The Green Party has always dared to be different - and we’ve always known the power of good ideas.
Unlike others, we know that our planet has environmental limits, we understand that not everyone wants to live to work, that inequality is not just unfair, but damaging to everyone in society. And we have the bold solutions which allow us to offer inspiration in this age of uncertainty.