On Tuesday 25th November, the University of Birmingham’s Green Party Society hosted a speech from Joint Deputy Leader of the Green Party Amelia Womack.
In an interview afterwards with National Editor Liam McConkey, Womack explains what strategies the Greens have for the coming election and how the party would tackle the country’s problems.
Central to Womack’s speech was young people, whom she said are the core voters where the party is gaining most of its support. In an age of austerity, Womack said that the Conservatives had failed to cut the deficit, claiming that they’d only been able to cut 10% of it. Instead the Greens would look to stop the tax dodging of major corporations and include a wealth tax of 2% on the richest in society in order to tackle the country’s deficit.
Despite the disparity of the two main parties not being evidently clear, Womack explicitly clarified that the Green Party is a left-wing party looking to implement left-wing policies were it to achieve some form of office. Quoting Green supporter and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, she said that the Green Party ‘is the revolution we want for the common good.’
Womack began her position as Joint Deputy Leader (alongside Shahrar Ali) in September 2014, having been a member of the party since 2004.
Speech in Full
You can listen to the full lecture by Ms Womack here on BurnFM.
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