Senedd elections use PR, giving a much better chance than first past the post - and 16-18 yr olds get to vote for the first time in 2021
Leader of Wales Green Party Anthony Slaughter is the party’s lead list candidate for South Wales Central in next year’s Senedd election. We have a real chance to get Greens elected to the Senedd next May. Help us make history.
In these uncertain times support for Wales Green Party is growing. People can see that tired old ‘business as usual’ politics has failed and are desperate for change. With your help and support we will run our biggest and most ambitious election campaign ever and make this historic breakthrough.
We are living in challenging times. 2020 started with some stark reminders of the severity of the ongoing climate crisis. Wildfires raged across large swathes of the planet destroying communities and invaluable biodiversity. Other areas saw an increase in once rare extreme weather events leading to devastating flooding in communities worldwide, including here in Wales.
The climate crisis, climate emergency in not an abstract future threat. It is real. It is here and it is now.
And like the current global coronavirus pandemic it is the weakest and most vulnerable that suffer the most.
The ongoing Covid crisis has exposed the serious structural and systemic flaws in our society and highlighted the obscene and growing levels of inequality that are destroying communities. The coming severe financial recession, a recession that will be made all the worse here in the UK by the predictable chaos of a no deal Brexit crash out, will impact heavily on these communities leaving the weakest and poorest even more vulnerable.
This is why our radical Green voice is so crucial. Our vision of a just, sustainable society is truly transformative, it is the change the planet is crying out for. But noble ideas and good intentions are not enough. We need to be in a position to make our vision a reality. We need a Green voice in the room whenever decisions are being made that affect all our futures. We need, Wales needs, elected Green representation at every level of government.
And this is why next year’s Senedd election is so important. This is our chance, our opportunity to get our radical message heard, to truly engage with the people of Wales, with our communities, to challenge the stale ‘business as usual’ status quo. Our chance, our opportunity to get the elected Green representation in the Senedd that Wales so desperately needs.