General Election 2019: Stamford and Grantham - Green Party Anne Gayfer
Scientists criticise lack of political leadership over the last 10 years, but the Green Party has been the only political party consistently demonstrating the leadership necessary to deal with our biggest threat - climate change - in a way that also tackles pressing social problems.
We have always been on the right side of history and you can trust us to get the future right too.
We must halve carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. 2050 is too late; we have only made a 10 per cent reduction since 1990 and moved another 30 per cent offshore.
The Green Party’s ten-year plan is ambitious - £100 billion a year in the Green New Deal. We believe this is justified in the current climate emergency; it is roughly equivalent to current eduction spending and will save more than this in the longer term.
We will end wasteful vanity projects - scrap HS2, the new road building programme and Trident, simplify taxes, close loopholes and increase Corporation Tax to the OECD average.
A universal basic income will act as a safety net and end austerity. Public services will be properly funded with a public transport revolution of cheap and safe trains, buses, cycleways and footpaths. Homes will be insulated to the highest standards, benefit from major heating upgrades and we will create 100,000 energy efficient council homes a year.
We will replant our hedges, restore natural habitat, plant 700 million trees and support healthy, sustainable farming systems.
Fossil fuels will be taxed, renewable energy incentivised; people will be trained to access millions of new green jobs.
Those aged 16 and over will get the vote; legislation will be future proofed. We will move away from GDP as a measure of success and towards wellbeing measures.
We are a “remain” party and will campaign for A People’s Vote on Brexit.
I have the knowledge and experience to work in Parliament, having worked with ministers and on legislation across a range of issues. I volunteer in many local environmental and community activities. If you ask anyone who knows me, they will tell you I work really really hard. And I always get things done.
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