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These Are the Six Best Tweets from Day Two of Green Party Conference

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The Green Party of England and Wales are holding their biennial conference in Harrogate this week. In between the impassioned speeches, intense policy debates and embarrassing social events, many thumbs get tapped into smart phones to spread the word on Twitter. We’re collating the very best tweets of conference. Here’s our pick from day two:

1. This tweet showing Keith Taylor MEP skiving conference debates to support a local anti-fracking camp.

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Green Politicians Send Solidarity to Trans Pride

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Prominent Green Party figures and politicians have this weekend been participating in and sending solidarity to Trans Pride celebrations in Brighton & Hove. Trans Pride is celebrating it’s fifth birthday this year, and organisers have estimated more than 2,500 people took part in the flagship march.

Green Party Co-Leader Caroline Lucas tweeted her support to the event, following a solidarity message from Green MEP Keith Taylor:

Other Green Party figures were present at yesterday’s events, including Convenor of the Green Group on Brighton & Hove City Council, Phelim Mac Cafferty and the Green Party’s LGBTIQA+ spokesperson Aimee Challenor (both pictured above).

Trans Pride is a charity based in Brighton & Hove run by volunteers, which organisers a series of events in pursuit of trans liberation, as well as the annual Trans Pride protest march. Protesters braved braving the rain, and throughout the rest of the day were addressed by speakers, poets and musicians.


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Government Inaction on Air Pollution Could Lead to 50,000 Premature Deaths, Claim Green MEPs

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Research released by Green Party Members of the European Parliament suggests that the UK’s air pollution crisis is set to cut more than 50,000 people’s lives short. The research has been published in a report commissioned by Keith Taylor, MEP for the South East – “Polluted Cities”.  Continue reading


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Young Greens Join International Campaign to Save Bees

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The Young Greens of England and Wales have joined the international movement to protect bees from dangerous pesticides. Launched at the Global Greens Conference earlier this year, the campaign is calling for a ban on neonicotinoids pesticides, for local councils to create bee-friendly areas and for members to take personal action by planting bee friendly plants.

The Young Greens have now stepped up their efforts, opening applications for Young Greens groups to apply for £500 of shared grant funding, for the ‘Save the Bees’ campaign. Continue reading