The Green Party is a new kind of political party. We believe in building an open, free society that embraces the oppressed and speaks for the minority. We strive for a political system that isn’t satisfied with the bare minimum, one that helps people live truly secure, healthy lives. We refuse to strip the planet for one generation’s gain, and are working towards creating a sustainable, reliable future – for the sake of other species, as well as ourselves.
These core beliefs have helped create our policies, and since our beginnings only a few decades ago we have seen tens of thousands of people come to us with the same convictions.
During 2014 we saw our membership double – with over 44,000 members throughout the country, we now have more supporters than UKIP and the Liberal Democrats. We believe the Green surge can really change politics in the UK, and we hope you will join us in shaping the future of this country.
Our vision for Witney:
We have lots of exciting ideas for Witney and the rest of West Oxfordshire. We believe in sustainable rural development of the kind identified by campaign organisations such as CPRE, as well as providing efficient, economical and environmental housing and transport.
Come speak to us at one of our events to find out more. You can find the relevant information from the Events page in this website.
We are active supporters of sustainable transport, including pushing for more cycle routes. We also cofounded Witney Oxford Transport (WOT) a group campaigning to provide a tram/train link between Oxford and West Oxfordshire. After successful lobbying, the County Council and the government awarded WOT £30m to begin creating long-term sustainable transport alternatives to the gridlock on the A40.
Nobody should be without a secure, affordable home. We have been active in Witney campaigning for affordable housing. New houses are being built or planned, but these are still unaffordable for a large number of people, especially young ones. The redefinition of affordable homes is something we are fighting for.
Food banks are sometimes the only source of food for entire families. We are working to make that terrible reality a thing of the past, but while there are still families in need we will continue to be active supporters of food banks throughout Witney. We have campaigned to keep the Oxfordshire West Food Bank open. We have also actively campaigned to push for reforms to avoid the recurrence of tragedies such as Mark Wood's untimely death brought forward by callous legislation on welfare payments.