GREEN PARTY ANNOUNCE THREE CANDIDATES – AND TEN PLEDGES
The Green Party say they are “happy to announce” their three candidates for the constituencies that meet in Crystal Palace – and to launch ten pledges for the local area.
The ten pledges for this area are:
Save Crystal Palace park
No cuts to Upper Norwood library
Reduce traffic on our main roads
Stop the Sutton incinerator
Bring Southern and Southeastern into public ownership
Save our NHS from privatisation
Provide more social housing and save the Central Hill estate
A better deal for private tenants
Support local businesses
Support a Neighbourhood Forum
Tom Chance, standing for the Lewisham West & Penge constituency, launched the first of the pledges: to Save Crystal Palace park (in which the constituency stands).
“With ZhongRong gone, we have a chance for the local community to lead any investments and improvements to our park” he said.
“As your MP I would champion it as a local park and wildlife habitat, a regional sporting facility, and an internationally important heritage site, and resist this terrible idea that the hill top is a building site.”
Rashid Nix, standing for the Dulwich & West Norwood constituency, launched the second: No cuts to Upper Norwood library.
“As a modern democratic society, it’s a blatant act of intellectual vandalism – of a high order – when libraries, that are used by people of all ages, are being threatened with closure” he said.
“How are we meant to get children reading and what message does this send out? “As your MP, I would highlight this campaign and push Lambeth and Croydon Labour to honour their promises.”
Shasha Khan, standing for the Croydon North constituency, launched their third pledge: to reduce traffic and pollution. Shasha said: “Crystal Palace has traditionally been known as the ‘fresh air suburb’.
“But we don’t seem to go through a week without a new report indicating that London’s air quality is among the worst in the western world.
“I will keep campaigning to reduce pollution from traffic, and to stop the South London incinerator which could mean winds blowing harmful particles in the direction of Crystal Palace. At personal financial risk I continue to challenge the construction of the incinerator.”