23 February 2015
In the last month Rutland and Melton Green Party has seen a powerful surge in membership, with numbers up dramatically from the start of the start of the new year. And, with the national membership total going over 50,000 for the first time, the Green Party now has more members than either the UKIP or the LibDems.
The rise in the appeal of the Greens has undoubtedly been fanned by recent headlines on the leaders' debates. But the Green Party leader and parliamentary candidate for Holborn and St. Pancras, Natalie Bennett, thinks the reason for the increase has more to do with the electorate rejecting the main political arguments, and she thinks voters are trying to find another voice:
"The hold of the traditional political parties on Westminster is breaking up and so is the belief that we have to stick with an economic and political system that has concentrated wealth and power in the hands of a privileged few whilst the rest of us are left to suffer at the hands of the austerity agenda.
"We don't believe politics has to be like this - and if the Greek elections have taught us anything it is that when enough people come together to demand change, change can be delivered.
"We urge everyone to make sure they are registered to vote and that they are ready on May 7th to have their say. The politics of the future doesn't have to look like the politics of the past. Let's get ready to change politics and build a fairer, more sustainable society that works for all."
- See more at: http://greenparty.org.uk/news/2015/01/27/100-days-to-go-membership-of-the-green-party-of-england-and-wales-passes-50,000/#sthash.sQhfcTOc.dpuf
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