Notices of elections and selected candidates

Parliamentary candidates

Notice of selection of a candidate for the Buckingham Constituency 22 April 2019

Aylesbury Vale Green Party would like to receive nominations for a parliamentary candidate for the constituency of Buckingham. The candidate selected in 2018 is not now able to take part so we are selecting a new candidate. Candidates should be Green Party members but do not have to live in the constituency.

If you are interested in seeking selection please read and complete the attached paperwork. Nomination statements, digital photo and signatories need to be returned by 9am on Tuesday 7th May 2019 (contact details on the forms).

The hustings will be held at the Friends Meeting House in Aylesbury on Thursday 20th June. Ballot will be by single transferable vote with an option to re-open nominations. Only Aylesbury Vale Green Party members and Green Party members resident in the constituency of Buckingham will be able to vote and the ballot closes at 9am 21st June 2019.

Paperwork relating to unsuccessful nominees will be destroyed by the end of June. Paperwork for the individual selected will be kept until after the general election.

The necessary papers can be found here

Timetable and procedure

Nomination signature form

Nomination statement form

Any queries please contact Jo Wheeler via wheelerjo765@yahoo.co.uk

 

Aylesbury Candidate

 

Aylesbury Vale Green Party has selected a candidate for the Aylesbury constituency.

Coral Simpson is the candidate for Aylesbury

Coral Simpson

Coral has lived in Aylesbury Vale for most of her life. She volunteers with Girlguiding and the local rescued food café. Working in adult social care, she sees first-hand the lack of funding from central government and the impact it has. Coral has a school-age daughter and feels that the test driven education system empowers those who suit its methods but brands those who develop differently as failures - she believes all young people should have an opportunity to thrive.

Coral believes the Green Party is the only one that is truly working towards building a fairer society for everyone, one in which the NHS is well funded and managed, public transport is a real choice for the vast majority, all young people have better life-chances and the vulnerable are properly cared for.

Environmental and human rights laws are at risk due to Brexit and the Hunting Act faces being repealed if the Conservatives increase their majority. Coral wants to ensure that they are all protected and that everyone has a say on the final terms of Brexit in a ratifying referendum, as in all other elections we can change our minds and vote differently once policies become clear - the same principle should apply to Brexit. Coral will continue to press for proportional representation to ensure that in future elections, as in the referendum, every vote will count and matter wherever you happen to live, not just in a few marginal seats.

Coral will continue to oppose HS2, and believes that it makes economic sense to bring our existing railways back into public ownership to ensure the profits are spent on the service and to reduce fairs rather than line the pockets of shareholders and foreign governments. Coral would push for university tuition fees to be scrapped so that no-one is ever priced out of higher education.

Climate change will affect everyone - particularly the poorest nations of the world. The Green Party will ensure that the Government takes the issue seriously, support renewable energy and campaign to end fracking.

 

 

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