The next hustings event will be the Frome Hustings at Frome Town Football Club, Berkley Rd, Frome, BA11 2EH tomorrow, Sunday 21st May at 2pm. See you there! … Continue reading →
This is your last chance to register to vote – you need to be registered by Mon 22nd May, or risk having your future decided for you by someone else. Register here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote Go here if you don’t know your National Insurance number: https://www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number … Continue reading →
The Green Party has produced its Green Guarantee, outlining our ten key pledges for this General Election. They are: An Economy for Everyone – rebuild public services, introduce a network of community banks, introduce a living wage, abolish exploitative zero-hours contracts Protecting our Environment – urgent measures to tackle climate change, invest in renewable energy, nationwide insulation programme so everyone can have a warm home, maintain environmental protections currently safeguarded by the EU, a new Clean Air Act Membership of the EU – a ratification referendum on the terms on the Brexit deal which includes the option to stay in … Continue reading →
Theo will be answering your questions at the ‘Any Questions’ hustings at All Saints Church in Castle Cary this Thursday 18th May at 7.30pm. Come along and meet your candidate! And on Friday 19th May, there’s the Annual Village Meeting in Queen Camel, where Theo and the other candidates will be answering questions, mingling with residents and talking to local groups and organisations. This isn’t a hustings, but it is a chance to meet your Parliamentary candidates in a more informal setting. The venue is the Memorial Hall, doors open 6.30pm with the meeting starting at 7pm.
Video highlights of our recent event at the Cheese & Grain in Frome, where we appeared with the Labour Party to explain why we are both standing in Somerton & Frome.
Theo Simon writes: It will be very difficult indeed for any parliamentary candidate to unseat the Conservative MP for Somerton & Frome on June 8th, unless the 3 “progressive” parties can all agree one candidate and unite their efforts. That choice shouldn’t just be about numbers but about the current position of the parties and their candidates on the ground. Theresa May’s attempted power-grab on June 8th aims at strengthening the parliamentary majority of a reckless, self-serving and reactionary Conservative government for the next 5 years, to the detriment of our communities, our island and our planet. Nationally and locally, … Continue reading →
Somerset-born Theo Simon has again been selected as the Green Party Candidate for Somerton and Frome in the June 8th General Election. The southwest musician and part-time production worker from East Pennard believes that unity across traditional party divides could unseat the current MP, Conservative David Warburton: “This election is about whether we have MPs who behave responsibly for the good of all, or careerists who play political games for their own self-interest.” “Calling this election now is the desperate act of a reckless government. The Prime Minister has broken her word in a bid to grab more power, hoping … Continue reading →
As Green Party candidate in the general election last week, I am writing to thank the 5,434 people who made an active choice and voted for me and the policies I proposed. As a new party to the election here, with a new candidate and new policies, we were very pleased to win 9% of all the votes cast in Somerton & Frome. We are especially grateful for the enthusiastic and solid support we received in Frome town, where we think we won as much as 20% of the votes. Voting for me, Theo Simon, was a brave choice to … Continue reading →
We’re treating our children well when we treat our teachers well. But after a recent meeting with School Heads in Frome, I think we are failing both. I say “we”, but really it’s the politics. Constant political changes are stressing the system, the staff and the head teachers who manage them. The biggest stress for heads is managing the funds from a shrinking pot, as free state education becomes a market place. Competition over resources divides and fractures the schooling community. Speaking with Frome head teachers from The Somerset Challenge campaign for fairer funding, their frustration and anger was clear. … Continue reading →