UK GENERAL ELECTION 2019

Green Party

Jonathan Bartley & Siân Berry

POLITICS/BREXIT

  • Supports having another referendum on EU membership, in which it says it will back Remain.

ECONOMY

  • Abolish university tuition fees and write off existing student debt.

  • Give local councils the power to bring empty houses back into use and set an affordable living rent for all tenants.

  • Fund a basic income of £89 for everyone to free people from job insecurity and help those not reached by the current system.

  • Extra for families with children and pensioners: would get £178, nearly £10 more than the current state pension.

HEALTH

  • Pledge to increase funding for the NHS by at least £6bn per year, until 2030.

  • Invest £4.5bn-a-year in social care in order to allow free personal care at home for people aged 65 and over.

  • Tax meat and dairy products to support plant based diets.

  • Roll back privatisation of the NHS.

ENVIRONMENT

  • Invest £100bn a year to reach net zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2030.

  • Extend the plastic bag tax to plastic bottles, single-use plastics and microplastics.

  • Ban production of single-use plastics for use in packaging.

  • Spend £2.5bn on cycle routes, scrap HS2 and electrify the whole rail network.

CULTURE

  • Extend voting to 16-year-olds.

  • Formation of Local Councils to lead Delivery of new Green Deal.

  • Increase funding to councils by £10 billion.

  • Councils for new skills and training for residents.

  • Support council use of funds to nurture museums, theatre, libraries and art galleries.

SECURITY

  • Replace Ministry of Defence with Ministry of Security and Peace.

  • Close down government arms sales activities.

  • Implementing plans against bullying and sexual harassment.

  • Protection from Toxic materials, reduce the use of pesticides and fungicides by 50% to protect rural residents.

IMMIGRATION

  • Abolish income requirements for immigrants coming to join a loved one.

  • Closing immigration detention centres.

  • Suspend all deportation flights.

  • Allow refugees the right to work.

  • Safe access to public services for immigrants.