Green Party candidates and activists across Manchester have expressed their disappointment at the postponement of the 2020 local elections.
Manchester Green Party Co-Chair Adrian Brian Thompson said:
“After working hard, speaking to local residents and campaigning since last May, we’re understandably disappointed by the postponement of the 2020 local elections.
However, of course, the safety and wellbeing of the general public, our candidates and activists is paramount. For that reason, we called a halt to all canvassing, events and in person meetings as soon as the cancellation was announced, to remain in effect until further notice.
Our thoughts and well wishes are with the whole of Manchester at this challenging and uncertain time. I’m confident that together, through that unique Mancunian spirit and solidarity, we’ll come out the other side of this a stronger, more unified city.
The climate emergency won’t wait and more than ever Manchester deserves a strong, clear Green voice in the council chamber. So, as soon as it’s safe and appropriate to do so, we’ll be resuming our local campaigns ahead of the now-2021 local elections.”
Nationally, The Green Party has issued a series of calls for urgent action on the coronavirus outbreak including a coronavirus solidarity pact, the introduction of a temporary Universal Basic Income and rapidly shifting towards an economy that works for everyone.