Green Party policies

Suffolk Coastal Green Party’s three top priorities are:


We support national Green Party policies, founded on the following ten pillars:

Save the environment
We are in the middle of what scientists call the sixth mass extinction.
The Green Party will:

  • strengthen international agreements on climate breakdown
  • change how we measure progress
  • accelerate the roll-out of renewable energy
  • reduce our energy consumption

Green our land
Our land is under assault from developers, dirty technology and plastic.
The Green Party will:

  • make it easier to block the wrong kind of development
  • protect the land and sea
  • facilitate a zero waste society
  • plant more trees
  • ban fracking

Protect animal life
The Green Party doesn’t think it’s right to exploit other species on the planet, and will:

  • end abuse and exploitation of companion animals
  • reduce animal farming
  • ban animal testing
  • stop the badger cull and extend the hunting act

Challenge privilege
From vested interests that use our broken electoral system and corrupt party funding process to steer policy in the direction they want, to politicians who feel they have a right to rule because of the school they went to, privilege is all around us. The Green Party will:

  • make votes matter
  • retire unelected politicians
  • enable diversity
  • reform political funding

End discrimination
Whatever your skin colour, sexuality, ability or gender identity, our country should be a place where you feel at home. The Green Party will end discrimination by:

  • starting in schools
  • smashing barriers for BAME people
  • tackling misogyny
  • fighting for the LGBTIQA+ community
  • improving trans rights

Champion international friendships
We want to build a country that is at ease with itself and its neighbours, which builds bridges not walls.  The Green Party will:

  • hold a People’s vote on the Brexit deal and campaigning for a reformed Europe:
  • stand up for migrants and refugees
  • abolishing nuclear weapons and curb the arms trade
  • transform lives through international aid

Liberate our working lives
An economy that delivers more free time to spend with friends and family, which ensures greater financial security for everyone, alongside the opportunity to live larger lives. The Green Party will:

  • phase in the four-day working week
  • introduce a Universal Basic Income
  • create more high quality jobs
  • end workplace exploitation
  • tackle wage inequality

Unleash our creative power

The Green Party seeks to unleash the urge in all of us to be creative, to be innovative, to be brave by:Widening access to university and adult education, for people of ages by:

  • delivering genuine localism
  • giving small businesses a competitive break
  • making high-speed broadband a right
  • increasing funding and tax cuts for the arts and independent media

Embed collective kindness in our society

We envision a country underpinned by well-funded, locally led public services providing care and support for all – a society rooted in kindness:

  • restoring the NHS
  • freeing schools from the current test-led regime
  • bringing railways and buses into community hands
  • investing in community renewal
  • supporting disabled people

Deliver quality of life for all
The water we drink, the air we breathe, the grass our children play on, the homes we live in – they determine our health and wellbeing.

  • tackling air pollution
  • localising energy provision
  • insulating our homes
  • boosting access to green space and outdoor exercise
  • making council housing accessible again
  • giving more rights to private sector renters

For a more detailed look at the policies, visit the national Green Party website