Since the 1970s local democracy has been steadily weakened as many of the powers of local authorities have been taken over by central Government. As a result, participation in local elections has also steadily declined to the extent that most people eligible to vote do not take part. The Green Party takes the view that this trend can be reversed – local people will be far more likely to participate in local democracy if they know that their participation can make a real difference to the life of their locality.
Here is a downloadable version of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Green Party (BCPGP)'s Local Manifesto.
All policies recommended for this local manifesto are in line with national Green Party policies, which can be viewed in full by visiting the website at http://www.greenparty.org.uk/
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