Will Theresa May choose – or be forced into – a snap general Election?
If so, the Green Party in St Ives Constituency is all ready to go!
At a meeting on October 8th, members in the constituency selected as their candidate local activist Karen La Borde, whose mission is “nailing decision makers to their previously agreed good intentions”.
Parish Councillor Karen has flown the Green flag in Kerrier, challenging planning decisions and preventing inappropriate development in an AONB area. She led the campaign against a new heliport on the outskirts of Penzance and – despite consequent flak on social media – is determined to (as she puts it) “I will make it a priority to continue holding local and national authorities to account, ensuring they adhere to the ‘green’ policies they write and adopt especially regarding climate change and the loss of bio diversity”.
“If a government says it is ending austerity”, Karen adds, “then we need to see evidence that it is. We need to see the NHS properly funded, long term investment in public transport, local councils receiving fair levels of revenue to spend on social services, public service workers paid a fair wage. If a government states all new houses built in areas without gas should be fitted with renewables to reduce costs and carbon by 2020 – then that should happen.”
Karen has also been West Cornwall Branch Secretary for three years, and ran a great campaign for Cornwall Council in 2017, securing 22% of the vote at her first attempt.
So, May, Corbyn et al., and of course Derek Thomas MP – St Ives is ready when you are!
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