4 November 2016
Following the decision taken by Richmond & Twickenham Green Party not to field a candidate in the Richmond Park by-election, Kingston Green Party has decided not to stand a candidate either.
Kingston Green Party continues to support the goal of a Progressive Alliance in 2020 to defeat the Conservatives and bring about a fairer voting system. We trust that the gesture of standing down in order to defeat Zac Goldsmith will build confidence in the possibility of a Progressive Alliance.
We welcome the fact that, in the last 24 hours, local Liberal Democrats have given a commitment to open discussions over possible alliances for local elections in 2018.
Kingston Green Party calls on Richmond Park Labour Party to follow suit in the hopes of defeating Zac Goldsmith and building towards the Progressive Alliance in 2020.
Following the by-election, we will continue campaigning to build a strong Green voice in the borough of Kingston and nationally.
Kingston Green Party committee meets once a month. Meetings are usually at the The Quaker Centre at 7.30pm. The dates of the next few meetings in 2017 are - Tuesday May 9th, Tuesday June 27th, Tuesday July 25th and Tuesday 5th September (no meeting in August)