Green MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato, has been invited to address a launch event for Young Greens in Bristol today (30th August 2014).
Young Greens, the youth and student branch of the Green Party, is launching a South West Group this weekend at a time when membership of the Green Party amongst the under 25s continues to soar. The Young Greens’ membership has grown by 70% since March this year alone and now stands at well over 3,000 members. Recent polls repeatedly put Green Party support among young people at over 15%, more than the Liberal Democrats and Ukip combined.
Molly will talk about the exciting opportunities her new role in the European Parliament provides as well as some of the emerging challenges and dangers, including the risk of a new Cold War. She will also share the perspective her advancing age gives her access to. She said:
“The Greens are now a national and international force with opinion poll ratings higher than those of one of the parties of government. I am now a part of a European Group with representation from across the continent; one that is respected for its well-informed policies and its open and democratic approach to politics.”
The launch event will feature a range of talks, including from Darren Hall, Green Party Bristol West parliamentary candidate; a cross Party panel (including Stroud Young Green Sahaya James) looking at what the young generation face in the future, and workshops on fracking, immigration and tuition fees. The event is at College Green in Bristol between 12pm and 6.30pm.