EUROPEAN ELECTIONS 4TH JUNE 2009
Labour, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives rocked by expenses scandal! Don’t let the BNP in by the back door :
VOTE GREEN THURSDAY 4th JUNE 2009
Felicity Norman, Green Party Candidate, has been a supporter of our Campaign for more socially rented properties and Council houses to be built. She visited us at the Firebird and supported the demolition and building of 30 new properties (Work has already started!) She also visited the Masefield Estate in Kings Norton to see first hand some of the dire conditions Council tenants in Birmingham live in. The estate is currently undergoing major refurbishment work.
The BNP poses a serious threat at the forthcoming Euro elections. The voting system makes it harder for the bigger parties to effectively fight the BNP. The last seat in the Euros normally goes to one of the smaller parties. With UKIP on the decline, this is likely to be a race between the Greens and the BNP. The choice couldn’t be clearer! The combined Green-RESPECT vote from the last elections is 7.6% compared to the BNP’s 7.5%. It could be either the Greens or the BNP for that last seat.
Salma Yaqoob, RESPECT Birmingham City Councillor, and Party Leader, is also urging support for Felicity Norman and the Green Party at the European Elections.
Felicity Norman is married to a journalist and has two daughters. They live on a smallholding in Herefordshire and Felicity teaches part time. She also works as a volunteer in the local community shop. Felicity has travelled widely and worked in several different countries. She is a member of campaigning groups such as Friends of the Earth and Amnesty International. She has helped to organise workshops and seminars on peace and environmental issues. For relaxation, Felicity enjoys walking with her family and gardening.
Felicity has worked with a number of voluntary organisations, including Voluntary Action, Citizens Advice Bureau and Shopmobility, where she has been a trustee for many years. Felicity is also:
• a director at the Robert Owen Society (a co-operative organisation supporting teacher training)
• a secondary school governor
• organiser of Leominster Apple Fair, the Fair encourages support for local food.
Felicity was twice elected to Leominster District Council, serving for seven years. She is a supporter of several peace, justice and environmental campaigning organisations.
See more of Felicity’s work and that of the Green Party click here.
Track Record of Action
Felicity has campaigned on a range of issues for the West Midlands for the past 25 years. She has stood as a candidate at European, national and local levels. For seven years, Felicity was a District Councillor.
She is especially interested in food, farming and rural/urban links. Felicity has campaigned for small, family farms. In addition, she has worked for better animal welfare standards, allotments and support for local, organic food.
Felicity has also been Green Party Speaker on Agriculture. She wants to ‘green the EU’ and make it more open and accountable to local people.