The Green Party on the Isle of Wight has released what it calls a 'bold and comprehensive' vision document, ahead of the elections on May 6.

Called ‘For Our Future,’ it outlines five key areas on which Green candidates will be campaigning.

The local economy, community, recovery, education and environment are all covered.

Isle of Wight voters will go to the polls on May 6.

If elected, Green members say they will push for...

  • A focus on supporting local Island businesses, and ensuring that Council Tax money is spent wisely, including replacement for the failed Floating Bridge 6
  • Opposing inappropriate housing developments, supporting genuinely affordable homes to rent and buy
  • Building resilience in our recovery after the covid-crisis through addressing new, progressive ways forward to ensure that Islanders never again have to be put under such emotional, physical and financial stress.
  • Securing an Isle of Wight trial of a Universal Basic Income, to include carers, volunteers and the self-employed
  • Appointing a ‘rewilding officer’ to coordinate schemes to grow essential habitats for wildlife, and to develop our Biosphere status
  • An Islandwide ‘laptops for students’ scheme to refurbish unwanted tech hardware and ensure that all young Islanders can extend their learning outside of school hours
  • Explore a designated site for ‘flexi-schooling’ such as the proposals by the community in Chillerton
  • Develop a network of new cycle-paths for residents, tourists, families and commuters to get around the Island safely

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Green Party chair, Vix Lowthion, said “In 2017 we had the best results ever for the Isle of Wight Green Party in local council elections, with more Green voters than both the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats. 

"Now in 2021 we have a truly outstanding list of candidates standing across the Island on the strongest platform for change.

"A vote for the Green candidates on May 6th will be a vote for a positive and resilient future. It is a real team effort!"