Monday, 15 October 2012


The new national leader of the Green Party will present a radical alternative to the Coalition's austerity programme when she speaks at the official launch of the Party's Thanet branch at a public meeting in Margate on October 26th, on her first official visit to Kent.

Natalie Bennett, who was elected leader in September after Brighton MP Caroline Lucas stepped down from the job, will describe how we can "create a better life for all" through a positive and sustainable plan for growth.

She says; "Only the Green Party has a vision of radical change. It understands that we need to invest in the future, to invest in housing, in jobs, in energy conservation and renewable energy."

The Green Party, which aims to replace the Liberals to become the third largest party, will be fielding candidates in every constituency in Kent at the next general election. The Green Party now has one MP, two MEPs, and controls Brighton and Hove City Council.

Speaking to the theme "Green Prosperity not Austerity", Natalie Bennett, the former editor of the Guardian Weekly, will explain how growth can be achieved through encouraging small businesses, the development of co-operatives and other measures.

The public meeting will be held at the Walpole Bay Hotel, Fifth Avenue, Margate CT 9 2JJ on Friday October 26 from 7-9 pm.

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FURTHER INFORMATION: For contact with Thanet Green Party, ring Tim Spurrier on Tel: 07769969691  email:

For contact with Natalie Bennett, please contact the Green Party Press Office: Zoe Hall, Press Officer, on 020 7549 0315 or

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