Press Release: Remember! There are also local elections taking place!

5 May 2015

Greens focus on Local Elections

In the last few days before the General Election, Carlisle and Eden Green party are focussing their campaign on the Carlisle City Council elections which take place on the same day as the general election.

The party have led campaigns with candidates for both parliamentary seats: Helen Davison for Carlisle and Bryan Burrow for Penrith and the Borders

However the Green Party have also led a robust campaign in the local elections, standing candidates in every ward in the Carlisle City Council elections, (the only other party to do this in Carlisle has been the Conservatives).

Local party activist and candidate for St Aidans Ward, Leah Cameron was in optimistic mood in the last few days before the election.

"We have been campaigning hard across the city throughout the lead up to the local election on Thursday 7th May.  We are getting some very positive feedback from voters, who want to see change at a local level as well as a national level.  I believe the Green Party offers a new approach, a chance to have a fresh voice representing the people of St Aidans.  Now people have an opportunity to vote for what they believe in," said Leah who was out talking to voters on the doorsteps of St Aidans ward during the final few days of the campaign.

City Centre Campaigning in Carlisle

The party's Carlisle parliamentary candidate Helen Davison is also keen to see the party do well locally  and has endorsed the local campaign, taking time out from the national campaign to focus on local issues.

"Leah has a proven track record of getting things done in the St Aidans ward; for example she has already lobbied hard to get tipping sorted out in St Aidans.  Since 2009, the Greens have been campaigning all year round on issues that matter to residents. Another Labour or Tory on the council won't make a difference. There are plenty of those already. As Carlisle's first Green city councillor Leah will be a strong voice for our area. It's time for some new faces. I am keen that people think local and vote Green on Thursday 7th May," commented Helen.

 

City Centre Campaigning in Carlisle