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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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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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Government rejects Stroud District Council’s call for fairer voting system

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The government has thrown out Stroud District Council’s request to allow it to operate a fairer voting system during next year’s local elections.  At November’s full council meeting, councillors approved a motion calling for an end to the First Past the Post system, for councillors to be allowed to job share and for 16-year-olds to […]

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