Green candidate for Bristol West ‘gutted’ but says Party are ‘in this for the long-haul’

“Bristol has for a long time been a hive of green thinking and activism and will continue to be so. The Green Party will continue to be the political voice for this green vision. We are in this for the long haul and our green councillors will continue carrying the green baton on behalf of Bristol residents and keep building on our success in the city."

Molly Scott Cato welcomes increase in Bristol electorate

Responding to the news that an extra 69,000 voters have joined the electoral roll in the West of England, with Bristol West seeing the biggest upswing in registered voters, Molly Scott Cato, MEP for the South West and the Green Party's candidate for the constituency, said: "It's fantastic to see such a big increase in the number of people registered to exercise their democratic rights in Bristol. But the news isn't a surprise to me. On the doorsteps of Bristol West, it's clear that people actively engaging in this election campaign."

Molly joins chorus of objections to St Werburghs digital advertising board

Molly Scott Cato has joined the chorus of objections to a digital illuminated advertising board, following a visit to the proposed site in St Werburghs. The giant screen would measure 7.5 metres tall by 5 metres wide and would overlook the inbound M32 and junction 3. A planning application has been turned down by Bristol … Continue reading Molly joins chorus of objections to St Werburghs digital advertising board

Molly responds to ‘Green Guarantee’ launch

The Green Party today launched their ‘Green Guarantee’, a set of key priorities for Green MPs who are elected to Parliament on June 8th. Responding to the launch, Molly Scott Cato, parliamentary candidate for Bristol West, said: “Today the Green Party has made some big and bold pledges to the British people. Green MPs will … Continue reading Molly responds to ‘Green Guarantee’ launch

Molly helps launch new Green strategy for addressing Bristol’s housing crisis

Greens today unveiled a new strategy for tackling Bristol’s housing crisis; one they say contains the ‘building blocks for a housing revolution’ in the city. Molly Scott Cato, Green Party candidate for Bristol West, and Tony Dyer, candidate in Bristol South, will launch the new housing strategy this Friday at HAB Housing in Bristol, the firm of architects set up by TV celebrity architect Kevin McCloud. The two parliamentary candidates, who jointly wrote the new report, will focus particularly on ‘a new settlement for renters’ which promises protections enjoyed by tenants in other parts of Europe and in Scotland.

Labour’s manifesto is a dog’s Brexit

Molly Scott Cato, as the Green Party's Brexit spokesperson, has criticised the Labour Party's 'confused and contradictory' manifesto promises on Brexit. Bristol West, the constituency in which Molly is standing for Parliament, voted 80% in favouring of Remain in the European Union Referendum. She said: "Labour just can't decide where it wants to stand on Brexit. The promises my counterpart Keir Starmer made about fighting to keep Britain in the Single Market have been totally undermined by the Party's manifesto. Labour is once again aping the Tories in its manifesto pledge to sacrifice our economy and Single Market membership on the altar of ending freedom of movement."

Greens pledge to scrap SATs and boost funding for Bristol schools

Molly is set to join protesters at the March for Education rally in Bristol on Saturday. The Green Party parliamentary candidate for Bristol West said: “Last week, primary children across Bristol took their SATS tests. It would be great if this was the last time that these pointless and stressful tests are inflicted on our children. Getting rid of SATs tests would be a big step towards broadening the curriculum away from a narrow test-driven focus. Full marks to our wonderful teachers who still manage to put creativity into lessons and inspire children to learn, but scrapping SATS would free them up to do so much more."