About Us

We are more than a political party.

We are a global movement of people, just like you, concerned about the direction in which the world and the UK is heading.

We are committed to engaging with the challenges we face and working hard to resolve them in ways that are fair and just for everyone. We are already making a difference on the ground in County Durham thanks to our Parish and County Councillors.

We are working hard to make County Durham a UK leader in sustainability and biodiversity. We have already persuaded Durham County Council to declare an ecological emergency, which means that every council policy and process will have to take into account its impact on species and habitats. We are putting pressure on housebuilders to build houses that meet the highest environmental standards so their customers can enjoy the benefits of low energy bills. We also actively support residents objecting to developments that might cause air pollution and increase carbon emissions, such as the proposed waste-to-energy incinerator in Consett.

Our vision for a Green Recovery is about putting people and the planet at the heart of decision making - building a future that is Green and fair to all.

Nothing illustrates the vital necessity of a Green Recovery better than the cost of living scandal. A significant cause of this crisis for many is the cost of energy. The UK has the least energy-efficient homes in Europe. As part of the Green Recovery, we are committed to insulating millions of homes, thus reducing their environmental impact, improving our energy security AND reducing bills for homeowners.

So come and join us. Help us work towards a better, fairer, greener, more just world for everyone. What we do locally has an impact globally.

The Green Party Political Programme sets out what Greens are in politics to do: to end the system that keeps hurting the environment and all of us who rely on it – and to build a better alternative.

This Programme isn’t like other parties’ manifestos, it has not been squeezed through focus groups and stripped down according to the latest polling. Instead it has been built from policies proposed and voted on by our members, looking to secure the long term future of the places and people they love.

It’s a vision of a better world, and together we can deliver it.

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