18 May 2019
Members of the public are invited to meet Green Party candidates as they visit Southampton on Tuesday, 21 May.
European candidate Jan Doerfel will be arriving in the city accompanied by the big Green electric bus which has been decorated with Green Party messages.
Jan has regularly worked with the EU and has often been called upon by European Parliament and the media to comment as an expert on citizens’ rights and legal developments surrounding Brexit. He is dedicated to fighting for the retention of European citizenship for UK nationals and to continue advocating sharing of responsibility to humanely deal with refugee movements, as well as passionately believing in the need for urgent action to combat climate change.
At the recent local elections, the Green Party saw a 273% increase in councillors across the UK, the highest percentage increase of any party. In Europe, There has been a Green Party MEP representing the South East of England for the last 20 years and the party looks forward to seeing this continue.
The Stop Brexit bus will arrive in Southampton at 2pm as part of a regional tour to answer questions and encourage voters to support the Green Party in European Parliament. Voters can visit the bus and meet Jan Doerfel near the coach parking area on West Park Road.
Jan said: “I’m looking forward to meeting people in Southampton on Tuesday. These elections are incredibly important. Brexit, the climate emergency and the chaos at the top of British politics put us at a defining moment in our history. There’s never been a more important time to vote for Greens in Europe.
“Not only will we carry the Remain flag: we are also the only party that will truly grapple with the issues of climate change. The UK’s other political parties still want to kick the solutions into the long grass: they want the next generation to solve the climate crisis but we all know that it has to be tackled now. Greens in Europe will take on the big issues and help to hand the next generation a healing world, rather than a worsening problem.”
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