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Labour group leader joins the Green Party

photo of Mike Eddy shaking hands with the Green Party co-leader Sian BerryOn Friday 2 November, the executive officers of our local party were delighted to welcome Cllr Mike Eddy on board as a fellow Green Party member. We know him to be very principled, knowledgeable and hardworking.

Previously he was leader of the Labour opposition on Dover District Council for 10 years. He continues to be keen to serve the people of his ward, Mill Hill, as a councillor both on Deal Town Council and Dover District Council. And we will work hard for his re-election in 2019 as a member of a party that is keen for local decisions to be made at a local level. National Green Party co-leader, Sian Berry, came to Dover to welcome

Cllr Eddy and she also reaffirmed our party’s commitment to securing a free flow of traffic through Dover with a democratic process. Berry said the people of Dover must “have a say on their future” after local freight clearance experts warned Dover would be hit by gridlock if the type of Brexit the Prime Minister is pursuing goes ahead.

Cllr Eddy was also motivated to make the change by the Green Party’s firm commitment to scrap Universal Credit, which has left people in Dover District facing poverty since its rollout in July this year, as well as our party’s campaigns to tackle air pollution and protect Dover and Deal’s green spaces and biodiversity.