May 18, 2022

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UK politics: In their electoral launch, the Green Party focuses on cutting energy expenses

As part of its local election campaign in England and Wales, the Green Party unveiled ideas to reduce the rising cost of living.

The co-leaders of the party charged that the administration had failed voters on issues such as living costs and the environment.

Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay promised energy-saving and home-warming insulation projects.

At a campaign event in London on Tuesday, they announced their policies ahead of the May 5th elections.

Local councils will be elected in England, Wales, and Scotland, while Northern Ireland’s government will be chosen.

The elections will be party leaders’ first chance to attract voters since the Ukraine crisis, rising living costs, and the squabble over parties held in Downing Street during the lockdown.

The Green Party claims that it wants to focus on insulating people’s homes to reduce energy bills and living costs.

The party’s co-leaders paid a visit to a south London housing estate to chat with tenants who are lobbying for their homes to be retrofitted and refurbished.

Before the visit, the Greens highlighted a plan by the Green-led Lewes District Council, which is collaborating with six other local authorities to remodel 40,000 council homes.

The party also called attention to proposals by the Green-led Stroud District Council to invest £180 million in retrofitting, insuring, and decarbonizing housing stock.

In the short term, the party needs immediate financial assistance for individuals who are facing rising costs.

It wants Universal Credit recipients to receive an extra £40 per week, as well as everyone to receive the winter heating payment.

According to Mr Ramsay, no one should be afraid of their next energy bill.

The party has made advances in municipal elections in recent years and will be seeking to expand its base.

The new leadership team has promised to build on recent electoral victories by winning more seats at all levels, including more seats in the House of Commons.

The party now has only one MP, Caroline Lucas, but it won 99 seats in local elections last year, making it the equal largest on Bristol City Council.