The manifesto focuses on the Greens’ commitment to restoring and extending public services and tackling climate change.
The greatest challenge of our time and only the Greens are determined to tackle it by taking serious action to limit our emissions at home and fighting for a fair global deal that secures humanity’s shared future. The Green Party will invest up to £80billion over the next Parliament in renewable generation and energy efficiency.
Real action on climate change will create jobs, reduce energy bills and make life better for ordinary people.
A fair economy that works for all and will end austerity and restore the public sector, creating over one million good jobs that pay the Living Wage. The Green Party will introduce a Wealth Tax on the top 1%, a ‘Robin Hood Tax’ on the banks and crack down on tax dodging to raise £75billion a year by 2019.
The Green Party will take back our health service by reversing the creeping privatisation of our NHS and increasing health spending by £12billion a year. Healthcare must be publicly funded and free at the point of use.
2015 has been a breakthrough year for the Green Party and this election presents a fantastic opportunity to present our values and policies to a wider audience.
People are clearly disillusioned with the main political parties and many want the kind of progressive alternative future put forward by the Green Party.
We know the current first-past-the-post voting system is designed to present the election as a two-party race, but we believe this is the beginning of a new chapter in British politics.
Hackney Green Party members have chosen the following priorities.
A secure home for all Hackney residents: a house should be a home to live in, not simply an asset for investors. We are calling for rent caps in London, controls on property speculation and the building of 500,000 new socially-rented homes across the UK.
A fairer distribution of the UK's wealth: our policies focus on equality, which means a minimum wage of £10 per hour, banning zero-hours contracts and having positive conversations about immigration.
Reversing cuts to our public services: we’re the only UK-wide party that presents an anti-austerity message. We don’t believe the most vulnerable should pay for the mistakes of the banks - and a Robin Hood tax could help restore the balance.
Publicly-owned NHS, railway and energy: it’s time to bring the services that mean most to all of us back into our hands and stop further marketisation of the NHS, so everyone can benefit.
Fighting for your democratic voice: more people don’t vote at all than vote for the main political parties, that’s why we’re committed to a proportional representation voting system.
A thriving, healthy economy and environment: we need to tackle air pollution in Hackney, provide green jobs and take real action on climate change - investing in renewable energy, rejecting nuclear power and fracking, and ensuring all homes in the UK are insulated.
Natalie Bennett launches 2015 manifesto in Hackney
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