Green Party looks to Crowdfunding to generate Deposit and Publicity

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    The Green Party appears to be using crowdfunding to generate enough monies for their Suffolk candidates to stand at the General Election and to write to every voter in Suffolk!

    From Crowdfunder…

    Can you help give people in Suffolk the option to vote for a Green voice?
    It costs £500 to stand as an MP; £3,500 allows us stand in every seat in Suffolk.  £10,000 would mean that we can also write to every  Suffolk voter to tell them what a Green vote would mean.

    No-one expected to have to be fighting an election in just a few weeks’ time, expecially after Theresa May specifically denied she would call an Election on six different occasions!  But now that we are here we have to ensure Green issues are represented.

    A vote for the Green Party is a vote for a bold, positive vision for the country. We want to make sure that as many people as possible in Suffolk are able to vote Green on June 8th.

    That means urgently raising enough money for deposits for 7 parliamentary candidates at £500 per candidate.

    We don’t accept money from unethical donors so we are asking donations from anyone who is registered to vote and who would like to see a Green Party candidate on the ballot paper on June 8th

    We don’t have time on our side either.  So please, if you can’t donate anything, help us by sharing this site as widely as you can.

    The Green Party have selected a candidate for every seat in Suffolk:

    West Suffolk – Niall Pettitt
    South Suffolk – Robert Lindsay
    Bury St Edmunds – Helen Geake
    Central Suffolk and North Ipswich – Regan Scott
    Ipswich – Charlotte Armstrong
    Suffolk Coastal – Eamonn O’Nolan
    Waveney – Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw

    I am not very comfortable with this. I am sure for every donation you get you probably get 5 votes. Crowdfunding for an independent candidate I think is sound. For a well established political party? No. Even with the short notice taken into account, not only do they want to raise their deposits but they also want to get a marketing budget to send people political material.

    I am not sure whether they are just doing this for a bit of publicity and to boost the money they have, or are they desperate without the deposits and risk not fielding candidates if they cannot raise enough cash and meet the deadline? The Green Party: Making the Lib Dems look good!

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