Speaking at a cross-Party rally against the bedroom tax on Saturday,
Manchester Green Party Chair Deyika Nzeribe called on the city’s Labour Council
to refuse to evict any tenants because of the bedroom tax.
Deyika said “The bedroom tax and council tax changes effectively
cut benefits income by 27%. That could affect over 12000 households in Manchester. The
Green Party is against this – locally and nationally.
have met with and support the work of the Greater Manchester
Poverty Commission and the newly formed Poverty Action Group,
we have started a debate on how a local Green Economy can
decrease the shocking levels of poverty in the city and make it less
susceptible to recession, and
are assisting local and city wide groups providing
support for and protesting the bedroom tax and cuts to local services.
During the Spring 2013, the Manchester Green Party will
hold a series of open policy forums following on from our initial ‘Green
Economy, Green Jobs’ seminar in March. With the aim to creating practical
policy and actions to address some of Manchester’s pressing issues, areas
looked at will include
Employment and Poverty,
the Environment and Climate Change,
Neighbourhoods and Democracy.
Welfare, NHS, Social Services, the Economy.
The country is going in the wrong direction with
these ‘reforms’ and by its inaction, so
is this city.