Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Aiming to do ‘something remarkable’

The Green Party has the chance to "do something remarkable" in Norwich, according to its leader who visited the city yesterday.

Caroline Lucas joined Norwich North candidate Rupert Read on the campaign trail at the Dussindale walk-in health centre, which also played host to Conservative leader David Cameron last week.

"The current level of support for the Green Party is unprecedented and the kind of profile we have nationally, with the European elections, and here in Norwich is phenomenal," she said.

Dr Lucas, who was one of the first from the Green Party to be elected to the European Parliament, said that when she started with the party in 1986 the subject of the environment was not as high on the agenda with the general public as it is now.

And on the topic of Norwich North, Dr Lucas said she was going to do whatever she could to help Dr Read.

"We could do something remarkable here. We are going to be doing everything possible to make people who are disillusioned with the other parties and looking for something fresh and with energy know that we are here," she said.

Sheila Childerhouse, chairman of NHS Norfolk, said they were pleased the spotlight was on the walk-in centre and were excited about the future of the building and the community resource it could become.

A new GP-led health centre opens in The Mall, Norwich on July 21.


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