Chris Were is the Green Party’s Candidate in Monmouth for the 2016 Elections to the National Assembly of Wales.
Chris said: “Welsh politics lacks young people and new ideas. The polls are predicting Greens to win seats in the next National Assembly government and by voting for, and sending Greens to represent you, we can hold other politicians to account and make sure that promises made by fellow progressives from other parties are kept.”
Established in 1990, the Green Party of England and Wales is a left wing party with it’s Headquartered in London. The Green Party has one Member of Parliament in the House of Commons, one representative in the House of Lords, and three Members of the European Parliament. It has various councillors in UK local government and two members of the London Assembly. The party comprises various regional divisions, including the semi-autonomous Wales Green Party.
The Green Party sets out their ideas with this language: ‘Imagine a political system that puts the public first. Imagine an economy that gives everyone their fair share. Imagine a society capable of supporting everyone’s needs. Imagine a planet protected from the threat of climate change now and for the generations to come. That’s the world we want to create and we believe we have the means to do it. By ensuring that everyone has access to a secure job that pays at least the Living Wage we will build an economy that works for the common good, not just the privileged few. By restoring public services to public hands we will ensure they are run in the interests of the people that use them. By investing in renewable energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, we will build a stable and sustainable society that protects our planet from climate change. By building more social rented homes and bringing abandoned buildings back into use we will ensure that everyone has a secure and affordable place to live.’
In Wales: With the appointment of a Development Officer, a Communications Officer and a Campaign Manager the party intends to run its most professional campaign to date. For the first time ever the party plans to contest every constituency seat in Wales, while also providing five regional lists for consideration. Chris stated: “As your Green candidate I intend my campaign to be one of honesty and respect to other candidates and to the electorate. I really don’t like that in today’s culture it’s considered ‘good politics’ to dumb down political messaging, and that is something I refuse to do.”
Chris Were has enjoyed living in Monmouth for most of his life. He works as an open-source software and online video consultant, working with individuals and businesses from around the world.