Swale Green Party covers the area Faversham, Sittingbourne and Sheppey and of course the nearby villages. We cover the Parliamentary Constituencies of Faversham & Mid Kent (jointly with Maidstone Green Party) and Sittingbourne & Sheppey.
We campaign on local, national and international issues and we stand candidates in local and general elections.
As a member, you can be as active as you like - from armchair and online support to standing as a candidate for election.
The time to join the Green Party is NOW, for as little as £3.33 a month, join HERE
Even if you don't want to make the commitment of joining us, we always welcome supporters and volunteers. Volunteers can help with our campaigning work. Could you help deliver leaflets to your street, or go out with our campaign team and speak to local residents about their concerns?
Do you have fundraising experience or web design, press, research and administrative skills? Whatever your level of experience and however much or little time you can give, we would love to hear from you.
We also organise regular litter picks, if you would like to join, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about ways you can get involved, please contact us.
Running an election campaign requires money. £500 is required just for the deposit to allow a candidate to stand. In addition, there are the costs of designing, printing and delivering leaflets and posters as well as the exciting activities we would like to run including events, videos and community projects.
Unlike other parties, the Green Party does not accept funding from big business, the finance sector or trade unions. We do this so that we can stay independent from these agendas and act in the best interests of the people. However, this does mean that we have far fewer resources than other parties and depend entirely on our members and supporters to fund all of the amazing work we do. That is why your support is so important.
Tim Valentine & Alastair Gould were elected for Boughton & Courtenay ward in the Swale Borough Council elections 2019 and have made many positive changes in Swale. On Kent County Council, Green Party councillor Rich Lehmann is doing a fantastic job of holding the Conservative-run council to account for cuts to socially necessary bus services, children’s centres, the voluntary sector and public health services. And, of course, Green MP Caroline Lucas is showing what can be achieved by electing a principled, hard-working Green to Parliament. We also have Jenny Jones and Natalie Bennett in the House of Lords.
Swale Green Party hope to win more seats on Swale Borough Council in 2023. In 2019 we stood more candidates for Swale than ever before, and won our best ever result. We are now represented on Swale Borough Council and Kent County Council and aim to have representation on Faversham Town Council after the next elections.
We need lots of enthusiastic, committed and hard-working candidates! We are particularly keen to ensure diversity amongst our candidates.
Candidates must be paid-up members of the Green Party and support its main aims and policies.
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