South East Dorset Green Party is the local Green Party covering the Boroughs of Bournemouth and Poole and Christchurch, East Dorset and Purbeck District Councils.
Molly Scott Cato, Green Party MEP for the South West has released the following statement:
Today, with our Co-Leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, I launched the Green Party’s campaign for a bold, positive future for our country.
Our goal is to close the widening gulf between young people and older generations. It’s hard to think of a time when it’s been more difficult to be a young person in Britain, and this government’s making it so much worse. It’s pursuing an extreme Brexit that young people didn’t want, it’s dismantling public services that benefitted previous generations, and it’s taking away opportunities, security and prosperity. Sadly, the only thing that young people can really count is debt, which is simply unforgivable.
That’s why The Green Party will scrap tuition fees. We still believe that education is a right, not a privilege. We believe it’s a social good worth investing in.
This election is also about the future of Britain, and so it’s crucial that young people have a say. That’s why the Green Party is proud to say that we need votes at 16 for every election.
We know that older generations enjoyed the benefits of free education, properly funded healthcare, and an affordable housing market, and this general election threatens these rights for future generations.
The Green Party has a clear message to the young people of Britain: We will fight for you. We will fight for your future.
Members of the local party and any member of the public who wishes to find further details of our campaigns and activities can contact our Local Co-ordinator, Anne Cassels, at