Wales Green party launches plan to Shake up the Senedd

21 March 2016

The Wales Green Party today (21 March) launched its election campaign – on a bus. 

Alice Hooker-Stroud, Leader of the Wales Green Party, said: 

“Across the UK and further afield we see the positive impacts that the Green Party have made in councils, parliaments and assemblies. It’s time to challenge this stale government in Wales and shake up the Senedd. As a party we have never been closer to getting green voices into the Assembly.” 

The launch took place on a bus provided by Mid-Wales buses in Aberystwyth. The double decker bus visited the Cwm Rheidol hydro scheme, which provides enough electricity to power 12,350 homes annually.  

Over 60 members of the Wales Green Party attended the event as well as Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, Natalie Bennett and Deputy Leader and lead list candidate for South Wales Central, Amelia Womack. 

Hooker Stroud added: 

“We are launching our campaign on this bus to send out a loud message: no more cuts to public services. From public transport, to our healthcare, to our education, it’s time to put the public first. We have the means to create a Wales we want to see – right here, right now. Voting Green in May means shaking things up, injecting new energy into the Senedd and starting to build real change for a better future for Wales.“ 

The Wales Green Party's Election Commitments:

 #FairEconomy - A Wales that works for everyone

  1. Protect frontline public services
  2. Support local businesses, economies and supply chains
  3. Generate energy, income and jobs with community and publically owned renewables

#VibrantCommunities - Sustainable and resilient

  1. Make renewable energy a core strategic priority
  2. Improve the resilience of communities against the impacts of climate change
  3. Improve democracy within Wales at all levels
  4. Increase opportunities to learn and work through Welsh

#FreeEducation - For all, for life

End the programme of school closures

Support learning throughout life, both part-time and full-time

Reinvest in further education colleges

Prioritise no tuition fees for Welsh students studying in Wales

#AffordableHomes - Insulated against high bills and cold snaps

Build 12,000 new houses per year to carbon-neutral standards

Increase the amount of social housing

Strengthen tenants’ rights

Enact a 10-year plan to insulate homes and make them more energy efficient

#PublicNHS - For everyone, everywhere

Put a greater emphasis on public health

Bring greater attention to mental health support services

Keep the NHS public

Develop new approaches to social care services

#ConnectedWales - Affordable, integrated public transport

Fund public transport

Bring back the North-South rail link, and support the South East Metro

Keep fares at a level that encourages usage and provide free passes where appropriate

Oppose the M4 relief road and invest in public transport all over Wales


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