Greens gearing up for County elections

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From left Sharon Pavey, Ben Jones, Emily McIvor and Ana Pulteney
The East Devon Green Party were out in force in Axminster on Thursday raising funds and chatting to locals about the things that matter to them in the Axe Valley. Local Green Party Coordinator Sharon Pavey says “Unlike the larger political parties, the Green Party does not receive funding from unions and big business but we are managing to get more Green councillors elected here in East Devon because people like our policies and see that we work hard.” Axmouth member Emily McIvor added “The East Devon Greens have now selected several candidates for the County Council election which is only eight months away. We are not happy with 55 of the 62 councillors on Devon County Council being either Conservative or Liberal Democrat and will be giving East Devon voters the chance to vote Green in May 2013. Local Green Party Fundraiser Ana Pulteney from Ottery St Mary said “Contesting elections is expensive so if anyone is able to support us in making Devon County Council a more balanced and representative body, please contact us via our website www.greenparty.org.uk/localsites/eastdevon or call us on 07447 597390.”

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