Green Party leader seeks support for renationalising rail

Leighton and Linslade Green Party's Tony Mabbott with Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett
Leighton and Linslade Green Party's Tony Mabbott with Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett
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Green Party leader Natalie Bennett spent the day in Leighton and Linslade last week, but the environment wasn’t on the agenda!

Instead she spent her time collecting signatures outside the train station for a petition to renationalise the railways.

She also talked to local parents about the Green Party’s commitments to the Living Wage and improved rights at work.

Local mum Parisa Darling, whose daughter attends Greenleas Lower School in Linslade, said: “It’s very difficult for parents to arrange childcare around a zero hour contract job, and I’m pleased to hear that the Green Party would ban such contracts”.

The day finished with an unscripted question and answer session in the Black Lion pub which was open to the public.

Leighton and Linslade Green Party’s Tony Mabbott, who organised the visit said: “We are very pleased with how the day went.

“Local residents were queuing up to sign our petition about the railways.

“Everywhere we visited, people told us that they are fed up with politics as usual, and they want a society that works for the common good and not for the wealthy few.”