6 April 2018
The Green Party's Julia Brown writes:
We really CAN make a difference
People often tell me that we can’t make a difference to the ‘politics-as-usual’ of our national and local government.
Yet I believe that a passionate belief in our world, its people and animals and our future really can bring about change. To elect a Green councillor would be a great signal to the city and beyond that this is our statement: we believe in sustainability, in social equality, in investing for the future and in working for the Common Good.
Greens are passionate about wanting to renationalise our railways, and for Hull, to make walking and cycling increasingly attractive, making the most of the city's landscape.
In Hull, we need to protect the trees and many green spaces we are lucky enough to have, and not allow these to be destroyed as they have been in other cities.
As a teacher for over 15 years, I care deeply about the future of education and the provision of high quality services for young people. Yet instead of a Green vision of relaxed child-centred learning, we have an education system almost entirely geared around testing, SATs and Ofsted inspections.
Let’s work together to put our young people and their learning first.
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