North Lancashire Green Party are holding a Public Meeting at the The Friends Meeting House, (next to Lancaster Train station) to discuss the future of Europe and its importance in developing a greener economy next week (Tuesday 8th April, 7.30pm).
The main speaker will be Peter Cranie, the Green Party's number one candidate for the forthcoming European elections. Also speaking will be Lancaster Green County Councillor Gina Dowding who is number two on the North West Green Euro list.
Peter, a former Elections Co-ordinator for the national Green Party, is an anti-racism activist, who has been involved with the Merseyside Coalition Against Racism and Fascism and re-established Liverpool Green Party in 2002. Since then the local party has won two council seats.
Peter stood as the lead North West European list candidate in 2009 for the Green Party. "We fell short by just 0.3% of winning the first Green Euro seat outside of London and South East," he notes. "In 2014 we are going to complete the job we started and see more UK Greens elected to the European Parliament."
"Everyone is welcome to come along and ask them questions about the European elections," says spokesperson Chris Coates, "and find out why they matter for a greener future.
• Peter Cranie's Blog is at http://petercranie.blogspot.co.uk