18 September 2015
St Helens Green Party has welcomed the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour party.
Dave Parr, work and welfare spokesman for St Helens Green Party, says:
“Unless you happen to be a billionaire or the CEO of a multinational corporation, Tory policies are a disaster.
“Austerity is – by design – a scheme that works only for the benefit of the wealthy few and the poverty and inequality it breeds are growing day-by-day.
“Trident is an unusable and unaffordable sham that protects nothing but the profits of the arms makers.
“Adequate housing is becoming out of reach for more and more families.
“Climate change represents perhaps the greatest threat to humanity in the history of the world, but Cameron and company treat it as little more than a minor distraction.
"The selection of Corbyn, combined with the remarkable Green surge of the past year and the SNP's successes in the Westminster election, shows just how many people support an alternative to austerity economics, an alternative to a ‘head-in-the-sand’ approach to our environmental crisis and our tired, business-as-usual politics.
“Now the real work begins.
St Helens Greens are calling on local MPs Marie Rimmer and Conor McGinn to declare their full and unequivocal support for Mr Corbyn, and to devote themselves 100% to seeing his policies implemented for the benefit of the borough.