Simon Tooke – candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham
I’m 69, married with children and grandchildren and I’m retired now – but I was fireman, a company director and IT consultant – and when it was necessary, I simply provided my own labour. Being Green has come a long way since I was first active in the 1980s and we are now taking so many votes from the other parties that they have taken some of our environmental policies into their own manifestos – but they still have a very long way to go.
This election is about climate chaos caused by environmental destruction, with reference to the campaigning strength that we get internationally from our membership of the European Union.
If elected, I would work to introduce sustainable economics, for example, by focusing on renewable energy and stopping investment in fossil fuels. But we also need to reduce social inequality and introduce values on happiness that will be included in revised Green GDP figures.
I would take immediate action to overcome corporate and personal greed in order to create a more equal society and to tackle growing levels of pollution and waste. I would reverse recent cuts in funding to the NHS and education, and I would take action on the causes of homelessness as a matter of high priority.
I would encourage small business start-ups by introducing the new planning category of Artisan Housing (that is, housing with intregral workshop space) because nearly one in six of us are now self-employed.Simon Tooke, Green Party General Election 2019 candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham.
Sally Horscroft – Candidate for Lincoln
“I have lived in Lincoln for most of my life and am now semi-retired from the retail and manufacturing sectors. I have actively campaigned on environmental issues for most of my life too.
The Climate crisis demands urgent international action and co-operation but locally, after years of austerity, we need action on transport, housing, NHS, homelessness and much more.
With over 3 years of campaign experience as a local Green Party candidate and a passion for helping people and the environment, I would love to represent my city in parliament. “Sally Horscroft, Lincoln Green Party General Election Candidate 2019.
All Lincoln Green Party campaigns are promoted by Nicola Watson, 289 Laughton Way North, Lincoln, LN2 2AQ.