Green Party manifesto: party promise Brexit referendum, NHS boost and to go carbon netural by 2030


THE Green Party is promising voters a second Brexit vote and 6billion a year funding for the NHS as it announces its 10 key manifesto pledges.

Co-leaders Sian Berry and Jonathan Bartley plan to borrow 91.2bn to fund their radical green deal which includes reducing climate emissions to net zero by 2030.

Sian Berry and Jonathan Bartley plan to borrow 91.2bn to fund their radical green deal


The Greens said: “We feel that this borrowing to invest is justified, in the face of the looming climate emergency, and prudent, given how Green New Deal investment will kick start an economic and social regeneration.”

Mr Bartley said the plan represented the most ambitious Green New Deal proposed anywhere in the world”.

He added: While the other parties are trying to catch up, were still racing ahead, reaching new horizons.

The party currently has only Brighton MP Caroline Lucas as its representative in the Commons but is standing 498 out of the 573 English and Welsh seats.

It will not compete in nine seat, as part of the Unite to Remain election pact with the Lib Dems and Plaid Cymru.

Ms Berry and Mr Bartley are hoping that they positive showing in Mays European elections – 12 per cent of the vote – could be a sign they will hold their own in the December vote.


Among their 10 pledges are giving the vote to 16 year olds, a Sustainable Economy Bill to ensure that businesses function in environmental limits, improving tenants rights and lowering rents as well as scrapping university tuition fees.

The party also wants to fight the battle against poverty and build 100,000 zero-carbon social rented homes a year as well as creating a Universal Basic Income Bill.

This would dish out payments for everyone above their basic subsistence need.

At the unveiling of its manifesto today a black and white video featuring Ms Lucas will tell voters that the election offers the greatest perhaps the last opportunity to change course.

She adds: I hope we can let one simple truth guide us in the challenges ahead. The simple truth that ignoring facts doesnt change them. Facing them does.

Did we leave this place in a better state than when we got here? Did we together rise up to the challenge? When all is said and done, when our time here is up who were we? If not now, when?