No Green candidate for Eastleigh by-election

No Green candidate for Eastleigh by-election

No Green candidate for Eastleigh by-election

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THE Green Party has decided not to put forward a candidate for the by-election. A spokeswoman confirmed a Green Party representative will not be added to the candidates list.

She said: “We have decided instead to concentrate on the upcoming county council elections, which we will be contesting strongly.”

The decision not to run for the seat appears to have been taken relatively late, after the National Health Action party candidate Iain Maclennan revealed he was originally selected as a candidate for the Green Party only to be told they had decided not to run.

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2:02pm Wed 13 Feb 13

davel_cats says...

Strange that the Greens are not running in Eastleigh, where the Lib Dems have trumpeted their green credentials (and validly so). Or are the Greens supporting the Lib Dems because of this?
Strange that the Greens are not running in Eastleigh, where the Lib Dems have trumpeted their green credentials (and validly so). Or are the Greens supporting the Lib Dems because of this? davel_cats
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3:14pm Wed 13 Feb 13

On the inside says...

Not a fully functioning political choice apparently. Remenber that in future.
Not a fully functioning political choice apparently. Remenber that in future. On the inside
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4:44pm Wed 13 Feb 13

freefinker says...

.. well, eco_green, looks like I was right about the Greens not standing, and you were wrong.
.. well, eco_green, looks like I was right about the Greens not standing, and you were wrong. freefinker
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7:23pm Wed 13 Feb 13

forest hump says...

Words like deposit and losing spring to mind!
Words like deposit and losing spring to mind! forest hump
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8:38pm Wed 13 Feb 13

English Democrat says...

My personal Green Issues are:
1. No to Fracking.
2. No to making Rommney Marsh a Nuclear Waste Dump it may be in Kent but radiation risk will be for the whole of the South Coast .
3. Public Buildings should have Solar Panels installed.
That Green enough for you ? You will find me on your ballot paper.
Michael Walters English Democrat.
My personal Green Issues are: 1. No to Fracking. 2. No to making Rommney Marsh a Nuclear Waste Dump it may be in Kent but radiation risk will be for the whole of the South Coast . 3. Public Buildings should have Solar Panels installed. That Green enough for you ? You will find me on your ballot paper. Michael Walters English Democrat. English Democrat
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9:02pm Wed 13 Feb 13

forest hump says...

1. Frackinghas been around for years and all the bad things associated are just hype. It is good for the economy and good for gas consumers. Just look at pro-fracking States in USA.

2. Nuclear Power is a safe, viable alternative option. Nuclea Waste Dumps are blown out of proportion in terms of being safe. By uneducated people like yourself.

3. Solar panels are fine in Saudi Arabia. Once technology and costs improve, they might be here. However, if you want consistent power, dont rely on wind or solar.

4. Unfortunately, there is a section of society who wish to rule by the precautionary principle. i.e. never do anything just incase it is unsafe. They belong in caves.
1. Frackinghas been around for years and all the bad things associated are just hype. It is good for the economy and good for gas consumers. Just look at pro-fracking States in USA. 2. Nuclear Power is a safe, viable alternative option. Nuclea Waste Dumps are blown out of proportion in terms of being safe. By uneducated people like yourself. 3. Solar panels are fine in Saudi Arabia. Once technology and costs improve, they might be here. However, if you want consistent power, dont rely on wind or solar. 4. Unfortunately, there is a section of society who wish to rule by the precautionary principle. i.e. never do anything just incase it is unsafe. They belong in caves. forest hump
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11:01pm Wed 13 Feb 13

stuartjebbitt says...

Theres no big story here. You'll be able to vote green in eastleigh in the upcoming council elections and very likely in the general election in 2015.
Remember this by election is only to elected someone for 2 years.
Theres no big story here. You'll be able to vote green in eastleigh in the upcoming council elections and very likely in the general election in 2015. Remember this by election is only to elected someone for 2 years. stuartjebbitt
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8:43pm Thu 14 Feb 13

English Democrat says...

Forest Hump. Unfortunately for you it is clear to all normal people that Nuclear power is not safe , Japans Tsunami and Chernobyl come to mind. As for Solar power we have positive proof that it works even on a cloudy day . My Church has massive Solar Panels and makes us in a small way an electric producer not consumer.
Nice to know the Green Debate in Eastleigh can be easily won.
Michael Walters English Democrat for Eastleigh has a picture of me emerging from an ex Nuclear Fallout Shelter . I know far more than the official secrets act let's me reveal.
Forest Hump. Unfortunately for you it is clear to all normal people that Nuclear power is not safe , Japans Tsunami and Chernobyl come to mind. As for Solar power we have positive proof that it works even on a cloudy day . My Church has massive Solar Panels and makes us in a small way an electric producer not consumer. Nice to know the Green Debate in Eastleigh can be easily won. Michael Walters English Democrat for Eastleigh has a picture of me emerging from an ex Nuclear Fallout Shelter . I know far more than the official secrets act let's me reveal. English Democrat
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