Tuesday 29 March 2011

Lagan Valley Greens Kick Off Carbon Neutral Election Campaign

Conor Quinn hands in election papers and kicks off the Carbon Neutral Election Campaign

Conor Quinn of the Lagan Valley Green Party presented his candidacy papers for the Stormont Assembly Election at Banbridge Electoral Office early this morning.

Mr Quinn is the Green Party candidate in Lagan Valley constituency for the forthcoming Assembly Election.

The Greens intend this to be the first "carbon neutral" campaign in Lagan Valley. Mr Quinn said "Our election leaflets will be printed on recycled paper. The majority of our election posters will be reused from previous campaigns. And our election vehicle is a petrol/electric hybrid car. Any minimal impact the campaign does have on the environment, we will offset via the carbon offsetting company Clear, which has been approved by the UK government's Department of Energy and Climate Change."

"We are delighted to get our papers in early" Mr Quinn said. "Our eagerness to be formally nominated is matched by our enthusiasm  to offer the electorate a real alternative to the old, established parties in Northern Ireland politics."

The Assembly Election will take place on Thursday 5th May, alongside the local council elections and the referendum on the Alternative Vote for future Westminster elections.

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