South Tyneside Green Party covers the South Tyneside council area: South Shields, Hebburn, Jarrow, the Boldons, Cleadon and Whitburn.
We restarted the party in Summer 2014 following a surge of new members.
Over the last few years, the party has gone from strength to strength and 2019 has been a momentous year.
In May, David Francis became the first ever Green councillor to be elected onto South Tyneside Council. He ousted the sitting Labour candidate with a huge 1072 vote majority, taking 67.1% of the vote.
It's clear that, since May, having a Green voice in the Council chamber has made a huge difference.
Greens proposed that South Tyneside Council declare a Climate Emergency and are working to hold them to account on their pledges.
Greens have challenged the council to take more robust action when it comes to house building standards and ensure that houses built suit the needs of the population and aren't built solely with profit in mind.
Greens continue to join with local groups such as CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England), Keep Boldon Green, STTAG (South Tyneside Tree Action Group) and the Cleadon Action Group in fighting to protect Green Belt land from the local plan proposals. We have submitted robust objections, outlining how the proposed plan is not fit for purpose and does not address the specific needs of our local communities and environments.
Our members and supporters are also active in communities all across South Tyneside, supporting and participating in campaign groups. We are founder members of the Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign (SSTHC) and the People's Parade Campaign.
If you would like to be part of the growing Green movement here in South Tyneside:
Please consider joining us HERE.
For more details you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call us on 07446 258983
The time to vote Green is now.
We know these are dark days. Our democracy is under attack.
The climate and environmental emergency rages from the Amazon to the Arctic. The science is clear – the next ten years are probably the most important in our history.
At this time of crisis, we cannot go on as we are.
If ever there was a time to vote Green, it’s now.
We want to unleash a revolution that lifts up everyone. Our plan for a Green New Deal, and four related programmes of reform, will transform the UK and improve the quality of everyone’s lives by creating a safer, fairer future for all.
We are the only party you can trust to act in time to tackle the Climate Emergency in a way that also tackles pressing social problems.
We are the only party you can trust to fix our broken democracy, by sharing power as well as wealth more equally, so that we can all be heard.
The Green Party has always been on the right side of history and you can trust us to get the future right too.
The choices we make now matter like never before. The UK needs a new start.If not now, then when?