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You can support us by donating, volunteering, voting, switching energy providers or recycling through our partner schemes. We are spearheading the #LetPompeyBreathe air quality campaign.

General Election 2024

A general election has been called for 4 July. We are raising money to elect a Green representative for Portsmouth. Go to our crowdfunder to give what you can to support us and help elect a Green in Portsmouth!

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Are you prepared for a snap general election? 

The next general election is due before 17 December 2024, but watching the Tory Party Conference made us think that Rishi Sunak may call a snap election either late this year or early 2024 to stave off another leadership challenge. 

We can't prepare you for the amount of political leaflets you'll get through your door or the amount of misinformation that people will spread on social media. Sorry about that.

We can help you ensure that you're allowed to exercise your right to vote.
(Sidenote: Aren't rights supposed to be something you just have, rather than something that you can have if you fill out the right paperwork? Maybe we should register people to vote automatically on their 18th birthday.)

Preparing to vote


First, you need to register to vote if you haven't already.

Then, you need to make sure you have the right ID. 

Some 14,000 people were turned away from the polling stations in the 2023 local elections for not having the right ID and that chills us to the core.

This blatantly discriminatory law targets the people that Conservatives don't want voting: young people, trans people, the working class, and immigrants. It should be repealed the second another party gets into power. (Unless the Conservatives are visited by three ghosts this Christmas and see the error of their ways.) 

Acceptable forms of ID

These are acceptable forms of ID for a general election, even if they're expired, provided they still look like you:

  • UK photocard driving licence (inc. provisional)
  • UK passport 
  • a PASS card (National Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
  • a Blue Badge
  • a biometric residence permit (BRP)
  • a Defence Identity Card
  • an Anonymous Elector’s Document
  • an older person’s bus pass
  • a disabled person’s bus pass

If you don't have any of those, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate for free. You just need passport style photos but you can generally take those on your phone and upload them. 

You can also apply for a postal vote for which you don't need any ID because you can vote in the privacy of your home.

Finally, please remember that democracy isn't a suit of armour protecting us but a muscle we have to exercise to protect ourselves. Elections matter. Your vote matters. Please use it. 

There, that's it. It shouldn't be this hard and it wasn't this hard before 2023 and we want to make sure it's not this hard ever again.

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Key points for Portsmouth Key Party

The government is proposing to cut £8,052,952 from Portsmouth schools, which is equivalent to 216 teachers, according to the National Union of Teachers. That means fewer teachers, bigger class sizes, less support staff, fewer resources and some subjects scrapped. If you are a parent of a child in a school in Portsmouth, you can ask your headteacher about the budget cuts that the school is facing and what measures the school plans to take to cut their costs, or search for specific school on schoolcuts.org.uk.

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Green energy partnership

Ecotricity is dedicated to providing clean and affordable electricity, through continuing investment in new green energy.

The Portsmouth Green Party will receive a £25 donation from Ecotricity for every new gas or electricity customer and £50 for every new dual-fuel customer, plus another £25 or £50 for every 12 months they remain a customer.

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Good energy partnership

Good Energy's mission is to transform the UK energy market by helping homes and businesses to be part of a sustainable solution to climate change.

The Portsmouth Green Party will receive a £30 donation from Good Energy for every new gas or electricity customer and £50 for every new dual-fuel customer.

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