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The East Lancs Green Party holds rmonthly meetings for members, supporters and anyone interested in Green issues.

Members are informed of times/venues etc via email. 

For more information,  contact@eastlancashire.greenparty.org.uk

Our Area

East Lancs Green Party covers the local council areas of Hyndburn, Ribble Valley & Blackburn with Darwen. Hyndburn & Ribble Valley are district councils within the Lancashire County Council area. Blackburn with Darwen is a unitary councill. Westminster constiuencies within our area are the whole of Blackburn and  large parts of Ribble Valley, Hyndburn and Rossendale & Darwen.

We campaign on local, national and international issues and look to stand candidates in local and general elections.

Join the Green Party

As a member, you can be as active as you like - from armchair and online support to standing as a candidate for election. For more information, please contact us.

Students: Join the Green Party for just £5 a year!

Volunteer

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.


Donate

We will be putting in place soon the means to donate electronically to the East Lancs Green Party.


Stand for Council

Although we have stood in the area in the last few years we have no Green Party councillors on the local Borough, District or County Councils yet.  But we aim to change this.  

So 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.

 

Help with campaigning

 

Here's a couple of examples of campagning activity undertaken by ELGP members.

 

TWO EAST LANCS GREEN PARTY ATTEND ACTION DAYS IN BURNLEY AND BIRKENHEAD.

 

David Nelson (Nelson) and Julie Stubbins went on two informative and enjoyable Action Days on the 2nd of September 2017 and the 2nd of December 2017. These Action Days took place in Burnley and Birkenhead/ Tranmere respectively. They were organised by the regional, North West green party to help retain Pat Cleary ( field officer ) as the only green councillor on Wirral Council and to increase the chances of Andy Fewings ( Trinity ward, Burnley) being elected to Burnley Borough Council.

 

Both Action Days were spent in Pat and Andy’s wards helping undertake a survey amongst residents and then delivering newsletters. The Action day involved direct contact with residents and also involved learning how to interact with the electorate by using the Target to Win method. It was also an opportunity to meet members of other Green Parties from across the North West, share a meal and learn from others’ experiences.

 

 

 

Perhaps the most valuable part of the two days was learning that it was possible to elect Target to win candidates in otherwise unlikely seats. In Feb. 2017 Joan West and Julie S went to Lancaster Greens to an Action Day. The green party in Lancaster are well established and quite slick in their organisation. We learnt a lot from Lancaster greens and were Happy to help in Gina Dowding’s campaign to retain her seat as county councillor. It was, however, attending Action Days in Burnley and Birkenhead/ Tranmere that shown Nelson and I that with the right committed candidate and dedicated small team of party members council seats can be won (Pat Cleary, Birkenhead) and electoral percentage votes can be increased significantly over a number of years (Andy Fewings). Andy is hoping to gain the first seat on Burnley Borough Council this year, if this does not happen he is looking gain the second place in the May 2018 ward elections thereby by making the BPR greens the official opposition in the Trinity ward.      

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