• Work to rebuild society with a transformative Green New Deal, decarbonising the economy in a way that tackles inequality,
    meets people’s needs and enhances lives, creating new, well-paid, secure, jobs
  • Recognise the changing shape of our economy (for example, the growth in home working and online shopping) and
    maximise the opportunities this presents while mitigating the negative impacts
  • Push for high quality broadband internet access for all
  • Explore community municipal investments (CMIs) as a means of supporting Council services and infrastructure
  • Ensure that policies and investments are fairly applied, rather than propping up big business
  • Support a more localised circular economy with more shared, reused and recycled materials, minimising waste
  • Focus re-building efforts on small, local businesses, cooperatives and the public sector.
  • Work to protect key cultural facilities threatened by the recession, such as music venues
  • Develop a strategy for sustainable tourism
  • Protect and invest in our public services; they must be properly funded, protected from privatisation and available to all

Other Policies

Oxford has the least affordable housing in the UK. We believe that access to affordable, secure and decent housing is a human right, not a privilege. Nobody should be left homeless or have insecure accommodation.

Both City and County Councils have a key role to play in delivering sustainable transport solutions; including using the planning system to reduce the need to travel. In the past, there have been many poorly designed schemes implemented without proper consultation.

When it comes to health, Oxfordshire is a two-tier County. Most enjoy above average wellbeing but Oxford also includes six wards which are amongst the most deprived in England. In these areas, death from preventable causes, self-harm and obesity are above average.

Under pressure from the Greens, the Council has recently committed to go ‘net zero’ by 2030 and set itself the target of making the City ‘net zero’ target by 2040. Though worthy, these commitments exclude many sources of carbon emissions and are largely unfunded.

All species on Planet Earth are the life support for all others. Greens have long warned of the threat posed by the loss of species – a threat parallel with climate change. We need to do more locally to protect our flora and fauna.

COVID-19 turned the world upside down, rapidly followed by a cost of living crisis. These events have exposed the major weaknesses in our economic system and the deep-seated inequalities in our City. Invariably, it is the most vulnerable whom have suffered the most.