With Philip John Anderson, Pippa Bartolotti and Malcolm Degroot.
‘Caring about your future, not just your vote’
Because I believe decisions should be made, closest to the people who are most affected. Because I know that Newport City Council urgently needs new and progressive Green voices. Because I believe that social and economic justice is a precondition for secure and happy communities.
Your vote could make the difference between the beginning of a new era for Newport or four more years of the same. Every vote will count on May 3rd
Pippa Bartolotti - Malpas Lead Candidate for Councillor
Pippa, is a semi retired business woman who lives in Malpas and is Wales Green Party Leader. “Newport has the same potential for success as any other city. Green voices in the Council will bring a fresh perspective to the tired old party politics which have dogged development and restricted progress. We need to take confident strides into the future with strategies for urban renewal and sustainability so that we can be proud of our city. ”
Malcolm Degroot - Malpas 2nd Candidate for Councillor
Malcolm is a 53 year old civil servant, lives in Malpas with his partner June, and is Secretary of Newport Trades Union Council. “Members of the unions we represent are having to almost daily fight for their jobs and the services that they provide to the public. I will fight the cuts to vital services that are being handed down from central government to local government to implement.”
Phil Anderson – Malpas 3rd Candidate for Councillor
Phil is 40 years old, married to Becky with two young daughters. He lives in Malpas, is a qualified lawyer, and works for an insurance company in Bristol. “I joined the Green Party because I strongly believe it offers a fair and credible blueprint for a successful and sustainable lifestyle for future generations. I want my children to grow up in an honest and healthy world”
Will safeguard the next generation’s rights to a healthy and productive environment by supporting well regulated industries, local businesses and supply chains above big multinational corporations. This will reduce our carbon footprint whilst keeping money in the community.
Will scrutinise the plans to regenerate Newport city centre to ensure that all redevelopment properly satisfies the needs to create an appropriately scaled scheme which will produce a healthy heart to our community and respect our heritage. Newport will never be able to challenge the economic pulling power of regional cities such as Cardiff and Bristol, but we should be able to establish our own unique and individual identity to create a niche within which we can thrive.
Slashing jobs, attacking welfare, pensions and savings is not the way forward. Green councillors will press for the creation of meaningful jobs whilst developing the skills and technology which are necessary to deal with the two most pressing dangers in our world today – economic and environmental crises.
This is of paramount importance to Green Party candidates because the consequences of not campaigning for a ecologically, sustainable and healthy environment has implications for all our other policies.
That is why Green Party members have been at the forefront of local campaigns in Newport including fighting plans to construct a massive waste incineration plant at Llanwern. Greens believe that the release into the environment of the particles produced by burning is harmful to the health of the people of Newport and the surrounding area. There are other technologies for recycling waste that Newport City Council could be exploring that are less harmful to the people of Newport and have less of a detrimental impact on the environment. For example Mechanical, Biological Treatment (MBT), which allows for maximum recycling, and does no harm to the environment. We should also be drastically reducing our waste through more intelligent packaging design, and more thoughtful processes. Waste, after all, is evidence of a mistake.
Green Party Councillors on local councils can make a real difference. You have three votes to elect three councillors.
Use your votes for change and elect the
First Green Councillors for Newport
The Green Party is committed to the principle of decentralising power wherever possible. Obviously not all decisions can be made at a local level but we believe that the best placed people to make a choice are the people most affected, and that far too many decisions are made remotely and without local participation.
Will press for full consultation with communities before policies with significant implications for them are implemented.
Would ensure that communities should be provided with the resources that they need to allow them to enjoy a healthy, safe and satisfying existence.
Would promote co-operatives, small businesses, community enterprises, development trusts and credit unions, as a means of building local economies.
Vote GREEN on May 3rd!
We believe in fairness and justice, the end of poverty, the right of every human being to a basic living wage. We believe that there is a true cost to everything we buy and do which is not properly measured or paid for: the cost to the environment, the cost to our wellbeing, our happiness; and the cost to our children.’
Green Party Support is Rising Fast
Fairness and social justice are key to Green Party policies. This applies as much to our international obligations as it does to activities nearer to home. We live in a world that is becoming more divided and unequal by the day. This has only been magnified by the economic downturn that we have faced in the 21st century.
But the burden of economic uncertainty is not being equally shared, leading to communities facing severe cutbacks to the services they rely on. With rising unemployment, particularly amongst 16-24 year olds, wage freezes and/or job losses, fuel and transport price increases, and attacks on the welfare state it is no wonder families find themselves under so much pressure.
Green Councillors will:
Ensure that value for money will be achieved wherever possible with regard to the budget and spending commitments made by NCC. This would not be at the expense of jobs and services to meet the politically motivated public spending cuts whether they originate from Cardiff Bay or Westminster.
Press for co-operation with agencies and organisations to support the needs of the community for the provision of services and help that vulnerable people rely on.
Contact Pippa Bartolotti 01633 822922
ANTI-INCINERATOR campaigners in Newport are celebrating after the Welsh Government agreed to review a scheme which proposes burning rubbish as an alternative to landfill.
The Green Party of England and Wales is a growing political movement promoting social and environmental justice through campaigns, direct action and the electoral process.
In Newport we are building an exciting branch of the Green Party. Since the 2010 General Election our membership has grown and there is a call for regular meetings and more action. If you are interested in coming to meetings please use the ‘contact us’ form and we will get back to you with all the details.
We believe that we can build a better way of life in Newport. Our communities need sustainable local economies, meaningful local relationships, and more say over local decisions if they are to be strong, proud and happy. By embracing carbon neutral technologies such as tidal and wind power, by attending to our local agriculture and manufacturing potential we seek to return vibrancy, prosperity and well-being to our city. The industrial world will slide past peak oil production and into the new future of localization and a strengthened feeling of community. In Newport we intend to be ready for this generational change.
In a world of finite resources it is impossible to seek continual economic growth. The Newport Green Party joins with the National Party of England and Wales in seeking new solutions which will enhance individual and collective well-being through engaging everyone in our community, through lobbying Parliament and the Welsh Assembly, and through influencing decision makers to take realistic and progressive decisions which will serve us well into the future.