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Gloucestershire MPs finally wake up to seriousness of Covid testing shambles: our letter to the press

We have written today to the local press welcoming the decision by the county’s MPs to ask the government for speedy results from the Immensa testing investigation. Better late than never – but what’s also needed is a broader investigation into poor value-for-money Covid contracts and profiteering from the NHS. Dear Editor It is good […]

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Covid testing scandal: our open letter to Siobhan Baillie MP demanding immediate action

Stroud Greens have written to MP Siobhan Baillie demanding that the scandal-hit testing laboratory at the centre of the false-negative scandal is shut down and an immediate investigation held. This comes as the Good Law Project launches legal action asking Health Secretary Sajid Javid to immediately terminate Immensa’s contracts, compensate those affected and to take […]

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False negative scandal: Greens demand government action on Stroud’s huge Covid rates

After government figures showed Stroud has one of the three highest Covid rates in the country, following the scandal of false negative tests, Stroud District Green Party is asking MP Siobhan Baillie to urgently speak to Health Secretary Sajid Javid to ensure it cannot happen again. The government website on Friday (October 29) listed Tewkesbury, […]

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Government must drop ‘cynical’ rules preventing small parties from campaigning during Covid – or postpone local elections, say Greens

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Unless the government drops its “cynical ploy” to prevent smaller parties from distributing campaign literature, this year’s local elections should be postponed, the Green Party has warned. Martin Whiteside, leader of the Green group on Stroud District Council, says government rules restricting the distribution of leaflets during the run-up to the election – on the […]

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Frontline workers (including shop staff) should get priority vaccinations, says Green Party

The wellbeing of shop workers gets little consideration, says Molly Scott Cato, pictured outside a store in Stroud.

Stroud District Green Party has called for frontline workers to be prioritised for Covid-19 vaccinations following the reported outbreak at Tesco’s branch in Bristol Road, Quedgeley. Molly Scott Cato, Gloucestershire County Council candidate, urged people to sign an online petition calling on the government to prioritise all frontline workers (including shop staff, social workers, teachers, […]

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Green Party welcomes local roll-out of Covid vaccinations

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Stroud District Green Party has welcomed the local roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations and has warned that the principle of ‘freedom of speech’ is being misused by anti-vaccination groups to promote dubious and selective information that stokes fear and distrust of science, medicine and public health measures. Professor Molly Scott Cato, a Green candidate for Gloucestershire […]

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Greens signed letter urging people not to attend anti-lockdown rally

Stroud Green Party coordinators, councillors and members were among more than 200 local residents who put their names to the following letter written by the Stroud Coronavirus Community Response team. The letter asked people not to attend the anti-lockdown rally that took place in Stratford Park at the weekend, and urged the organisers to withdraw […]

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Government have failed, say Stroud Greens – call for community covid19 trace system

Green councillor to put motion to Gloucestershire County Council calling for a local contact tracing. As more evidence emerges daily of the failure of the government test-and-track system, Greens are calling for Gloucestershire to establish its own contact-tracing system. Cllr Rachel Smith, who will be putting the motion to Council, said: “It’s clear the government’s […]

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Green Councillors join call for Universal Basic Income to support us all through covid crisis

Local Green District and County Councillors join over 100 MPs and Peers across seven parties for the introduction of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) in response to COVID-19. The letter to Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer was published in the Financial Times on April 22, 2020. The joint statement calls for a recovery UBI […]

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