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Greens announce Stuart Jeffery as by-election candidate for Fant Ward

07 August 2015

Maidstone Greens have announced Stuart Jeffery as their candidate in the forthcoming local by-election for Fant Ward on Maidstone Borough Council. Stuart came close to winning the seat last year, missing out by just 83 votes.

Maidstone Greens support anti-austerity march in London

23 July 2015

Maidstone Greens joined this week's anti-austerity protest in London. The protest saw 250,000 people marching against the government slashing support to the most vulnerable members in society and their cuts to public services. The Greens have called for an end to tax avoidance, plus a wealth tax and a tax on bank transactions to ensure that public services can be maintained and so the poorer members of society can be supported.

Govt U Turn on fracking could be disastrous for Maidstone

20 July 2015

Local Greens have issued a stark warning that the Government's U turn on protection against fracking in Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and in groundwater protection areas puts Maidstone and surrounding areas and people living here at great risk.

Great results in the 2015 elections

24 May 2015

Hannah Patton, the Green Party's parliamentary candidate for Maidstone and the Weald achieved 3% (1396) votes and Tim Valentine, our candidate for Faversham and Mid Kent achieved 4% (1768 votes). Maidstone Green Party congratulates both candidates.

Hannah Patton selected as Green Party Candidate for Maidstone and the Weald

29 October 2014

Maidstone Green Party has announced its parliamentary candidate for Maidstone and The Weald as Hannah Patton. The announcement comes after a tough selection process and ballot of all local members.

Anger at Fant Farm housing plan

21 October 2014

Local Greens have reacted with anger at plans to build on Fant Farm despite huge local opposition stretching back for many years. The Greens fought hard to get Fant Farm removed from the housing plan but the entire housing plan was rejected by Maidstone Borough Council and it has become open season for developers.

Fracking in Kent will meet with stiff opposition from the Greens

28 July 2014

Kent Greens have reacted with dismay at today's news that more fracking licences are to be granted. Stuart Jeffery, Chair of Kent Green Party has called for energy security to be met by renewables and has vowed to step up opposition to any fracking in Kent. The Green Party is the only party opposed to fracking.

KCC support removal of Maidstone's only cycle lane across the River Medway as supermaket plan is passed

07 July 2014

Maidstone Greens have slammed the decision by the Planning Inspector to allow a new supermarket on St Peters Street in Maidstone and have strongly criticised KCC for supporting the removal of the only cycle lane across the river. The Planning Inspector has upheld the appeal for the supermarket which will see a 54% increase in traffic in the area as well as significant loss of pavements used by school children and the loss of the cycle lane.







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