25 July 2016
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett is to visit Shropshire in what is seen as something of a coup for local Green parties who won their first seat on Shropshire Council earlier this year. Ms Bennett, who gained national recognition during the party leaders’ election debate last year, has overseen a large growth in Green Party membership nationally and locally.
Natalie Bennett’s programme for her visit will take her to Shrewsbury and Oswestry, as well as to a peace camp in the Shropshire countryside. On Friday 29 July she will speak at a public engagement on the theme of ‘After The Referendum: Where Next?’. The event in Shrewsbury’s university Guildhall at 7.30pm is open to members of the public. Ms Bennett will be joined on the platform by Gill George from Shropshire Defend Our NHS and by Oswestry councillor Duncan Kerr.
At 5pm on Friday Natalie Bennett will be visiting Porthill and Frankwell areas, and Shrewsbury’s Quarry swimming pool to support the campaign to keep the pool in town.
On Saturday 30 July Ms Bennett will be in Oswestry to meet traders and shoppers in Oswestry market, and to address Green Party members in a private meeting.
Local Green Party co-ordinator Emma Bullard said, ‘We are very thrilled that Natalie has agreed to spend time with us at a range of events. Natalie is a passionate speaker and we warmly encourage members of the public who would like to hear her to come along to our public event in Shrewsbury university on Friday evening at 7.30pm.’
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