•The Green Party has announced their candidates standing across Wales for seats in the Welsh Parliament this May.
•Candidates have signed a ‘Green Transformation Pledge’ for Wales
In an online event this on Monday, the Greens launched their slate of candidates for the Senedd elections in May, with their five lead list candidates on the regional list ballot, each signing a Green Transformation Pledge for Wales.
The pledge document details the Green Party’s five promises to voters to help them deliver a secure Green future if elected to the Senedd on 6th May:
• Truly affordable homes for all
• Tackle the climate emergency and restore nature
• Well-funded, modern healthcare in our communities
• Education, fit for today and the future
• Stand up to Westminster’s power-grab
Amongst the candidates standing is Deputy Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales Amelia Womack, who is lead candidate on the South Wales East regional list, as well as constituency candidate for Newport West.
Womack said “These elections are some of the most exciting in the history of Wales, with the possibility to shape a post-covid future which is resilient, strong and equal. We have a real chance of electing our first Green Party voices in Welsh Parliament, pushing to secure a future – a fairer, Greener Wales for everyone”.
“Every Green elected will work constructively with other parties to transform Wales, by investing locally in our communities. Greens know that’s how you bring real change.”
The leader of Wales Green Party, Anthony Slaughter is the lead candidate on the South Wales Central regional list, and standing in the Vale of Glamorgan constituency seat.
Slaughter said “The great thing about the Senedd election is that it’s a partially fairer voting system, so if you don’t want to waste your vote, the sensible vote on the regional ballot is for a party who can actually win. In almost of all of Wales, that’s not Labour – in my own region they have never won a regional seat, in all 20 years of Senedd elections.”
“By voting Green you can elect a voice to the Senedd demanding action that will secure our future – for jobs and homes, for health and social care, for our young people, for the environment – and for Wales. It’s looking good - we are so close to winning our first Green Senedd members.”