Natalie Bennett: Leader's debates will not be a fair representation of politics if Greens are excluded

13 October 2014

Reacting to broadcaster's joint plans to broadcast a series of multi-platform party leader debates in the run up to the 2015 General Election without Green Party representation, Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader, said:

"With these proposals the broadcasters are demonstrating just how out of touch they are with the public mood, and how ridiculously they cling to the idea that the future of politics looks like the past. 

"It is clear from votes and polls (1) that the public are fed up with the three business-as-usual parties and are looking around for alternatives. 

"That is also demonstrated by the soaring membership of the Green parties of England and Wales and Scotland, now exceeding 27,000 (2). 

"Those members, the fast-growing numbers of likely Green voters (matching Lib Dems numbers), and the majority who back Green policies like bringing the railways back into public hands and the living wage for all workers would be seriously short-changed by debates from which we were excluded." 

http://greenparty.org.uk/news/2014/10/06/12-of-people-who-voted liberal-democrat-in-2010-intend-to-votegreen2015/

http://greenparty.org.uk/news/2014/10/03/green-surge-membership-of-the-green-party-up-45-in-2014-alone/






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