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Green Party leader Natalie Bennett to visit Rugby

Rugby Editorial 25th Jan, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

GREEN Party leader Natalie Bennett will highlight the impressive work of local campaign groups and an eco-conscious school on a visit to Rugby next week.

Natalie will visit the town on Friday February 5 as a guest of local Green Party members.

As part of her short stay, she will be visiting “Works 4 Me” – a new art project combining art, recycling, training, employment and enterprise for young adults with learning difficulties among other groups.

Roy Sandison from the Rugby Green Party said: “This is really a valuable addition to the local community and Natalie is pleased to be meeting with such a progressive group.”

Natalie has also been invited to visit Paddox Primary School and will be at hand to answer questions about the Green Party and also environmental issues submitted by the school students and teachers.

Roy added: “The future of the planet is a big concern for young people and Natalie is delighted to be able to address the questions that have been raised by the school including students from their Eco Council.”

They will then move on to meet with local community campaigners in a tour of the town as guests of Rugby Green members.

Roy continued: “Natalie will listen to our real concerns about the decline in the town centre so shockingly evident since Christmas – urgent action is needed to give support to local traders and shops.”

Her visit rounds off by speaking at a public meeting in the evening, held at the Town and Country Club, Henry Street – opposite Rugby Theatre at 7.30pm.

The meeting will give local people the opportunity to ask her directly about the Green Party alternative on issues such as one million green jobs, why we oppose bombing Syria, the refugee crisis, opposing austerity, defending the NHS and supporting the Junior Doctors strikes and what the election of Jeremy Corbyn means to them – the 3rd biggest political party.


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