EU election

190319 #MagidAndMe

“Kirsten would be an amazing MEP!

She’s totally committed to Europe and fights hard for what she believes in.”

Magid Magid, Lord Mayor of Sheffield

 

 

A European election message from Kirsten and what you can do!

190429 EU GREEN Logo_greens-efaAs I write, Extinction Rebellion are hosting their final meeting in Berkley Square, to celebrate the return of the nightingale. Down the road, parliament are still at sixes and sevens about Brexit – yes, funny old world we live in.

But together, we can do something about it. Amid the turmoil, we have a real chance to offer voters, fed up with indecision on the things that really matter, a new alternative.

The polling is looking good for the Green Party and I am deeply proud of every environmental campaigner, who has never stopped shouting about a climate emergency.

On the Brexit front, Caroline Lucas has been unwavering in our demands for a People’s Vote on any deal, in an attempt to end the current chaos of government.

Greens are launching the strongest pro-European movement anywhere on the continent.  We are proud Europeans and we believe we are stronger IN Europe. Stronger together when standing up to the global threats of climate change, corporate greed, aggression, corruption and inequality.

CLEAR ON BREXIT

STRONG ON CLIMATE CHANGE

FAIR ON THE ECONOMY

A Green Wave of optimism is sweeping across Europe with the European Greens seeking to build bridges, not walls, standing up for freedom of movement, refugees and action on climate breakdown.

As one of the strongest Remain boroughs in the country, it seems only right that Camden should be represented on the list of candidates for the EU Elections in London. We have a strong and diverse London-wide team of 8 candidates, that reflect the population of London, and we’re keen to get our message out to every Londoner registered to vote.

As you well know, the Green Party do not have large political donors, we rely instead on individual donations to reach every Londoner.

We need to raise over £40,000 to deliver a freepost letter to every registered voter in London – just under 4 million people. Any excess funds will be spent on keeping as many London households as possible informed throughout the campaign. This is our best chance of Londoners hearing from us and being aware of what we in the Green Party stand for.

We started our London Green Party crowdfunder a couple of weeks ago and I’m pleased to say that we are 50% of the way there.

You can help us reach our target by

Donating to our crowdfunder if you can

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ldngreens4europe

Sharing this with any Green supporters you know 

Finally, do make sure you’re registered to vote by 7th May for the EU elections on 23 May. Any EU citizen from any member country can vote, more information HERE

Your support will be a real help to the campaign – so thanks for considering!

And if you have questions or suggestions, please send me an email to kirsten.dekeyser@camden.greenparty.org.uk

Best wishes

Kirsten

Kirsten de Keyser

MEP Candidate for London

Brexit, is it local or is it global?

I am completely mystified at the row about whether, or not, Camden Councillors should debate Brexit or even voice a view altogether. (We must be told Tories’ Brexit view, Ham & High letters, March 28).

Last October, the LibDems demonstrated outside the temporary Council Chamber in order to be allowed to debate Brexit. The Council’s Tory leader had declared that the full council meeting, about to take place, should not be distracted by foreign policy.

Such utter nonsense frankly beggars belief. Eurostar lives in the Borough of Camden and its management is crucially dependent on what happens with Brexit.

The HS2 project is currently progressing at pace in Camden. Whatever your thoughts about that, the project was, in no small part, designed to improve the access from continental Europe to the north of Great Britain. So where goes Brexit, so goes that idea.

Camden’s brand new Crick Institute relies hugely on seamless, superfast transport of isotopes from the continent and will be massively impacted by any disruption caused by Brexit.

According to the Council’s own figures, There are 24,000 residents in Camden who were born in EU countries, as well as 36,000 EU citizens who work in our borough. They rent, shop, pay tax, volunteer and generally contribute significantly to Camden’s quality of life.

Now, come again and claim that Brexit is not a local Camden matter. Of course it’s a Camden matter! Denying that is a total abdication of our councillors’  responsibility as our elected representatives.

Green MEP Candidates confirmed

190203 EU FLAGNothing is impossible, so we in the Green Party got our ducks in a row early, ready to take part in the EU election on 23 May.

And I have been selected to contest one of the eight London seats in the European Parliament.

 

The background: In 2016 a third of the British electorate voted to leave the European Union. Right or wrong, calling a referendum at all was certainly unwise.

The pitch: The country is now split and we need to reunite it.

  • We must find a solution for remainers and fix the failures Leavers voted against. These are not failures of the EU, they are failures of Westminster
  • We must get migration right, introduce the kind of regulations other EU nations already have.
  • We must stop companies importing cheap labour, not only unfair to foreign workers, but it destroys our jobs market too.
  • We must safeguard the Euro billions invested every year in Britain’s nations and regions.
  • We must ensure that we keep Europe’s economic engine room in London. It provides us with 20% of our national income.
  • We must maintain the EU’s far more ambitious environmental policies and high standards of food production. No chlorinated chicken or hormone reared beef for us!

So why vote for me?

Vote for me because I am your ideal candidate. I am a European Brit to the core, and always will be.

Born in Denmark, I have lived and worked in Spain and Italy and have long since made the UK my home.

I can get by in most Western European languages, I understand how Europe works, and what doesn’t work. And I know how, together, we can fix it.

Let’s not behave like a wrecking ball, we’re bigger than that!

So please vote for me and let’s secure for our children the British European future they long for.