Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Letter: Lib Dems and the Green Vote

Letters Page Article to Sheffield Telegraph (Sent 22 June 2004)

Lib Dems and the Green Vote

If the Lib Dems want to convince voters that they have sound green credentials and the potential to put them into practice, as stated in last week’s Telegraph, then they will have to try a lot harder than they did at the recent Council elections. Sheffield Friends of the Earth wrote to candidates asking them to support three key environmental policies: a GM free Sheffield, a high quality doorstep recycling service, and better facilities for walking, cycling and public transport. We received support from 23 Green Party candidates, 5 Conservatives, 3 Labour, 2 Independents, 1 Democratic Socialist Alliance, and 1 Lib Dem (thank you, Councillor Ali Qadar!).

We appreciate that elections are a busy time for candidates, so we would like to offer the rest of the Lib Dems another opportunity to tell us where they stand on these three key issues. Sheffield Friends of the Earth want to work with all political parties to promote policies that protect both our local, and global, environment. We support all local Councillors who are prepared to make a real commitment to green policies. Does that include the Lib Dems?

Steve Goodacre

Sheffield Friends of the Earth

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