Make your vote count on 8 June!
Every Green vote counts. With more support, we will influence the direction of British politics. We are shifting the debate towards a confident and caring Britain. Powerful speakers like Caroline Lucas, Jonathan Bartley and Molly Scott-Cato are standing up for what matters. For the NHS, for education, for secure and truly affordable homes, for clean air, and for a final say on the terms of the EU deal.
'You can't solve the air pollution crisis while expanding airports and roads. You can't be a peacebuilder while renewing Trident. To see the Labour Party give up on freedom of movement and fail to offer a ratification referendum on a final deal with the EU is disappointing. Only the Green Party is committed to keeping Britain close to our European neighbours, building a truly fair economy and protecting our environment.'
The Green Party wants to see progressive MPs elected across the country. You can help by contacting friends around the country and encouraging them to check their constituency here to see which progressive candidate is most likely to win. Global Justice have a great list of ways to encourage young people to vote (hint - they apply to older people too!)
But things are a bit different in Southwark!
In two constituencies, Camberwell & Peckham and Dulwich & West Norwood, the previous Labour MPs had huge majorities. They are not marginal seats. You can vote with your heart without the slightest risk of letting the Tories in. Wouldn't it be fantastic to overtake the Tories here and send a clear message that thousands of people reject their cruel policies?
- In Dulwich & West Norwood, our candidate is broadcaster and campaigner Rashid Nix.
- In Camberwell and Peckham, Greens came a very close third in 2015. Our candidate is air pollution campaigner Eleanor Margolies.
- In the closely fought Bermondsey and Old Southwark, there's all the more reason to vote Green - to demonstrate that you want BOTH proper funding for the NHS and schools, AND a referendum on the terms of a Brexit deal. Our candidate is local housing activist John Tyson.
Thank you for standing up for what matters and voting Green on 8 June.
Sunday 4 June
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. … Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. - John Donne, 1624
This is a day of shock and deep sadness. Our hearts go out to all those affected by last night's tragic events. Thank you to Southwark's emergency services, who responded with such speed and bravery, and to the countless Southwark residents who offered shelter and support.
Today we are remembering the seven people killed yesterday at London Bridge, the injured and affected. We also remember Abdirahman Mohamed, a boy of 17 who was fatally stabbed on Southampton Way on Friday night.
We will be meeting at 2pm in Camberwell to have a space to talk. Please feel free to join us there.
At 5pm, we will come together to share a moment of silence for the victims in the Peace Garden outside the Imperial War Museum. This is open to all who wish to attend.
If you are concerned about friends, relatives, or anyone else that may have been affected then please contact the Casualty Bureau on 0800 096 1233 or 020 7158 0197. Any images or videos of events can be sent to the Metropolitan Police at the following link: http://ow.ly/JriF30cijSW
Welcome to Southwark Green Party
We're delighted to announce our candidates for the 2017 General Election.
For Camberwell and Peckham, we have selected Eleanor Margolies. Eleanor is an outstanding campaigner, currently working on highlighting toxic air pollution levels throughout the constituency, and is also Co-Chair of Southwark Green Party.
In Dulwich and West Norwood, Rashid Nix will be looking to build on his excellent result in the London Assembly Elections, where he got the highest vote share of any Green constituency candidate.
Bermondsey and Old Southwark will be contested by John Tyson, a Chartered Accountant and housing campaigner, highly active in his local community.
How Can You Help?
For this campaign we'll need people to leaflet, canvass, enter data, phone bank, create leaflets or simply put a poster in their window. If you can help in any of these tasks then please click the above link.
If you would like to donate then please follow links above to make either a monthly or a one-off donation.
Join the Green Party
Find out about the work of Green Party representatives:
- London Assembly Members Sian Berry and Caroline Russell
- MEP for London Jean Lambert
- Jenny Jones, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and the London Assembly Greens
The Green Party has today [2 May] announced its general election candidates for the three Southwark constituencies.
Dr. Eleanor Margolies will stand for the Greens in Camberwell and Peckham, Rashid Nix will contest Dulwich & West Norwood, and John Tyson will be the Green candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark.
Eleanor, a writer and researcher, is a well-known local campaigner, and was chair of her estate’s Regeneration Project Team for five years, fundraising for a community garden and advocating for residents. Her blog is here.
In 2015 the Green Party came third in Camberwell and Peckham, with 10.1% of the vote – more than twice that of the Liberal Democrats. In the 2015 South Camberwell by-election, Eleanor received 20% of the votes cast.
Eleanor said: “The general election gives Greens in Southwark a platform to make the links between local and national issues.
“Locally, I have been campaigning for action from Southwark Council on air pollution. At the national level, we need an MP who will oppose airport expansion – for the health of Londoners, and to put a brake on global climate instability.
“Locally, I campaigned to remain in the EU and to reform it. Nationally, we need an MP who represents Southwark residents and refuses to push the self-destruct button labelled ‘Brexit’.”
Rashid, a filmmaker from Brixton, stood for Dulwich and West Norwood in 2015, coming fourth with 9.4% of the vote. More recently, he came third ahead of the Liberal Democrats as the Green Party’s candidate for the London Assembly constituency of Lambeth and Southwark.
Rashid said: “I’m delighted once again to have the opportunity to represent the Green Party as parliamentary candidate for Dulwich and West Norwood.
“The Greens are often counted out but last year we came within a whisker of beating Labour in Gipsy Hill, proving that the people are no longer going to accept this false choice between two flawed establishment parties. The Green revolution is coming.”
John is a Chartered Accountant and is active in the Elephant Amenity Network and Friends of Harper Road.
John said: “I am a positive believer in the idea of a better world, and most importantly a fairer world. I believe in social responsibility and in community.
“I think it is audacious for politicians to sit on well-above-average salaries, with expense accounts, and tell people earning at the bottom end how they should be living their lives.
“I wish to make politics more open and transparent, and ensure that politicians do the job that they were elected to do. Our current political system is not broken, but it needs people to come in and challenge it to be better.”
All three candidates were chosen at a joint meeting of Southwark and Lambeth Green Parties on 27 April, prompted by the Prime Minister’s announcement of her decision to hold a snap general election on 8 June.