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Christine Oliver for Dover and Deal; a great resident MP candidate!

The Green Party is the fastest growing party in Kent. The coastal, rural and urban communities here know only too well the state of the crumbling public services in the ‘Gateway to England’.  So Dover and Deal needs the smart, determined, local resident who is Christine Oliver of the Green Party.

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Christine (left, in photo) says, ‘I’m proud of Green Party policies that would bring real hope, real change to our area, including:

  • Investment in green jobs providing cheap, clean energy, and insulating homes
  • Publicly owned water and rail, run for people not profit
  • 1% wealth tax on assets over £10million
  • Protection for tenants and affordable homes in the right places.
  • Real protections for wildlife, farmland and water quality
  • A properly funded public NHS
  • Cleaner government with fairer voting.
  • Protection of workers’ rights, crucial in Dover where we recently saw the mass sacking of P&O workers
  • Defence of human rights at home and abroad.

I love this corner of the world. I’ve lived and worked here all my adult life. I'm raising my family here.  I'm dedicated to making it the best it can be for local people. I’ve often spoken up locally against environmental and social injustices. And I was out supporting key workers on picket lines in 2023. In July 2023 I spoke to Dover District Council on the need to support the Climate and Nature Bill, which they agreed to do. Dover needs a strong Green voice in parliament.

I’ve a legal background, and work in charity management. I volunteered for Citizen's Advice, served as a school governor and as a Deal Town Councillor.’

Save Betteshanger, save nature

Campaigners point out Christine has long campaigned on social and climate justice issues and for human rights.  Christine was at COP26 in Glasgow;  she was a volunteer on the fuel poverty helpdesk in Deal Jan 2024; she pushed Deal TC into declaring the first Climate Emergency declaration in our district on 25 June 2019 as a new councillor. On 7 March 2024 when the DDC planning committee met, she was the only candidate for GE2024 who was part of the community lobby against a ridiculously wasteful artificial surf lagoon at Betteshanger Country Park, wasteful of energy and of water.   Sarah Waite-Gleave, who was part of the east Kent Greenpeace group that went to Paris for the COP21 climate summit, said, ‘Christine would make an amazing MP for Dover & Deal. Our coastal constituency is likely to see changes as climate change speeds up even more, in the next few decades’.

The Green Party is the fastest growing party in Kent? Yes it’s true. There are 54 Green Party councillors on district / borough councils across Kent and 5 county councillors in May 2024. We may win more Kent county council seats in 2025. Green councillors lead Folkestone and Hythe and Maidstone councils, and Greens have cabinet positions also at Ashford and Swale Borough Councils. In Dover district, the Green Party has held 10 town council seats since 2019, local election wins which make us 3rd party in the district. Town council seats give impact to the hard work we do on local town-level actions.

Vote for Christine Oliver