Friday, 27 April 2012

Jenny is top candidate for children.

Jenny Jones: Greens could hold balance of power on London Assembly

Recent polling figures have shown that with the Conservative Party likely to reduce its allocation on the London Assembly after the election next week, the Greens could help hold the balance of power next term.

Green Party Mayoral candidate Jenny Jones, who along with Darren Johnson, is one of two existing London Assembly members, said: “The Greens have consistently been able to play a leading role in determining policy at City Hall, and by voting Green on the Assembly in May London can help ensure whoever is Mayor next year is best held to account.

“The introduction of civil partnerships and the London Living Wage, the prevention of the Thames Gateway Bridge and massive increases in the cycling budget and provision all demonstrate that the Greens are able to set aside personality politics and old rivalries to win real achievements for Londoners.

“Whatever the results in the Mayoral and Assembly elections, we will use our influence next term to win real victories for Londoners on the issues that affect them most: making fares affordable, tackling the air pollution that claims so many lives, restoring trust in the police and making London fairer and more equal for everyone.

“As I said yesterday, the polls don’t always provide a fair reflection on voting attention—and these aren’t even our best results this week—but we are very happy that more and more Londoners are relating to our Green vision for the capital.”

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Campaigning in Finchley Central

Ken Livingstone at Green Party meeting

Vote Jen 1, Ken 2, says Green Party

An extraordinary meeting of the London Green Party has decided to recommend Ken Livingstone as second preference choice for Mayor after first choice Jenny Jones.

Livingstone spoke to around 70 members at the Party's Headquarters on Leonard Street and fielded questions on his record and policies.

After over an hour of discussion, a vote in favour of recommending Livingstone as second choice carried with a clear majority.

Green Party Mayoral candidate Jenny Jones said: "The voting system gives Londoners a chance to make a positive Mayoral first choice for a more equal, healthier and affordable London.

"However, should I not be counted among the top two candidates after the first round, then I want a Mayor who will work with Green Party Assembly Members to deliver on pay equality, less pollution and cheaper fares.

"Ken Livingstone is far from perfect, but we know from his last time as Mayor that we can work with him to make positive changes in a way that would be impossible with either Boris Johnson or many other senior Labour politicians."

Livingstone said: "What we are seeing is that as we get closer to the election a broadening alliance of people wants a fairer London.

"The Green endorsement for second preferences is a key building block to winning change on May 3rd. I am very pleased that the Green Party has decided to encourage their supporters to cast their second preference votes for me.

"I look forward to working again with Green Assembly Members, including tackling air pollution, creating a fairer London, and improving pedestrian and cyclists' safety."

Discussions focused on the clear desire among members to help prevent a further four years of Boris Johnson's Mayorship, and the clear differentiation between recommending the Labour Party and Livingstone as a candidate, the man himself frequently opposing Labour Party policy.

Members emphasised that the priority of the campaign was to increase the number of Greens elected to the London Assembly in order to best hold the successful Mayor candidate to account.

Members raised particular concerns over Livingstone's record on road building, the poorly regulated financial sector and air pollution.

However, the meeting meeting voted to support the recommendation after hearing pledges to curb top pay at City Hall, help the lowest paid workers, end cheats and evasions over air pollution used by the current Mayor and Government and financially support boroughs wanting to introduce 20mph zones.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

‘Make The Difference’: Green Party launches high impact party election broadcast for London elections

Young Londoners feature in upbeat film directed by Rebecca Frayn, screenwriter for Luc Besson’s Aung San Suu Kyi biopic, and shot at famous Ealing Studios

The Green Party campaign for the 2012 London Mayoral and Assembly elections stepped up a gear today with the release of its hard hitting party election broadcast.
The stylish black and white film was directed by Rebecca Frayn, screenwriter for The Lady, Luc Besson’s biopic of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi – and produced by Christina Robert, founder of Brighton Green Pictures.

It features only children telling the camera about their vision for a better London – and how they would like voters in the city to use their ballot paper.

Jenny Jones AM, the Green Party’s candidate for London Mayor and the Assembly elections, said:

“The Greens want to make London a truly sustainable city and a more equal society, where problems like the lack of affordable housing and air pollution are tackled head on with new and creative ideas.

“This beautiful and high impact film perfectly captures the youthful spirit of our campaign, and I am deeply grateful to the incredibly talented director-producer team for making this happen.”

The video is available to view here:

For more information, contact Joe Williams on 07825511927, @earsopen or

If you think our election rules are tough..........

Pennsylvania Court Upholds Rigged Election, Bumps Green Party Candidate Running for Senate.

Mr. Romanelli will not appear on the ballot because Democratic lawyers persuaded the court that enough of the 95,000 signatures he collected were technically invalid to bring him below the state's 67,000 signature requirement. According to the state's ballot access rules, Democratic and Republican candidates must gather 2,000 signatures to get on the primary ballot, while other parties' candidates and independents must gather 67,000. Greens have called the rules grossly unfair, antidemocratic, and evidence of a 'gentlemen's agreement' between Democrats and Republicans to keep other candidates out of state races.

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