This is from Chris Jarvis, about why he’s voting Green on May 5th. We’re still taking submissions for this series, so email yours in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m voting Green on May 5th because the Green Party is the one real political alternative to the government agenda of cuts.
The Liberal Democrats are in government with the Tories and the Labour Party is also committed to cutting huge amounts of public spending, making their opposition a sham. It is the Green Party who have highlighted the fact that, although the deficit is a major economic issue, it should not be used as an excuse to throw people out of work and push public services into the hands of the private sector for idealogical reasons.
The Greens have demonstrated through work in local government, in Brussels and with Caroline Lucas’ work in Westminster that they will continuously fight to ensure that the principles of fairness and equality are always protected. Therefore, by voting Green on May 5th, you are voting to ensure that the cuts pushed by central government on local councils are applied in the fairest possible way in order to protect the lives of those most vulnerable.