Richmond and Twickenham Green Party issued this statement:
* Liberal Democrats and Greens hold similar views on stopping 'blank cheque' Brexit, and Heathrow Expansion.
* We both support Proportional Representation (PR), which is vital for a fairer and healthier democracy.
* Both Greens and Liberal Democrats are worried that the Conservatives will scrap environmental protections and the UK's commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
* We have a shared belief in a kinder, more inclusive society and in commitment to better funding of the NHS and Social Care.
"Politics should be much less about conflict and much more about cooperation. 'Politics as usual' leaves me cold. As Greens we have our own identity. Of course, we expect some differences with other parties on policies and priorities. However, we have much that we do agree on with the Liberal Democrats. I am confident that we can and should work together."
Richard Bennett and Monica Saunders Richmond and Twickenham Green Party Joint Coordinators
"In Richmond Park I and the local Green Party have decided to stand aside for the good of the country. We cannot stand if doing so increases the chance of a ukip-Tory government with the authoritarian Theresa May marching us out of the EU.We ask all residents who believe in a country with strong ties with our European partners, that tackles climate change and supports a publicly funded NHS, to vote for Sarah Olney. "
Andree Frieze, our selected candidate for Richmond Park
"We achieved excellent results in the local elections last week and are likely to increase our number of MPs in the General Election. However, we cannot win everywhere, so sometimes a pragmatic solution is to identify a different progressive party with whom we share some common ground, and then stand aside to let their candidate have a better chance of winning. We are confident that he has the best chance of beating the Tories and taking at least some of the Green Party's policies into parliament. We therefore urge Twickenham residents to vote for Vince Cable on June 8th."
Caroline Wren, our selected candidate for Twickenham
Although we aren't standing our own candidates, the next month gives us a great opportunity to campaign on the issues that Greens believe are so important for the future of our country.
Campaigning now will also help towards our efforts for the Local Council elections in 2018.
The Campaign team is compiling a schedule for getting our message out to the people of Richmond Park and Twickenham.
Activities confirmed so far:
Saturday 13 May: we will be running a stand throughout the day in Richmond town centre. This coincides with Richmond Fair so it'll be a great chance to talk to lots of local people. If you have any time to spare that day, then please contact Dave Shah for details.
Sunday 14 May: delivering leaflets in Ham. Meet at 2 Russell Gardens at 10 for a cup of tea, before delivering in pairs between 10.30 and 12.30. All invited to lunch afterwards. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in helping out.
Saturday 20 May and Saturday 3 June: all day stand in Twickenham town centre. Contact Susan Burningham for details.
Sunday 21 May: delivering leaflets in Fulwell and Hampton Hill. Meet at 55 Wichendon Road, Teddington TW11 0SU at 10.15. Contact Monica Saunders for details.
Please note: if you can't make either of the two leafleting sessions in Ham or Fulwell and Hampton Hill, we are planning further activities. Let Danielle and Monica know if you're interested in helping.
Look out for our emails and check the website for more details on how you can help promote progressive values on the streets and doorsteps of Richmond and Twickenham.
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