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Bristol West is a special place. The Tories can't win here. But the Greens can. In fact, Iain Dale has today predicted the Greens will come out on top on June 8. That's my rallying cry on the doorsteps. And it's a message that resonates. Not having to vote tactically is a welcome relief and an unfortunate rarity under a First Past the Post electoral system that regularly ignores the voice of millions of people.
The vast majority of people I speak to in Bristol have had enough of the way politics is going in our country. In this time of huge change, we need radical voices on the front line, bringing new thinking and hope for the future into our politics. On June 8, it's a straight choice between Labour or the Greens.
We need a real opposition to this Government’s damaging, counterproductive and downright dangerous agenda, and it’s sadly not coming from a weak and divided Labour Party – it’s coming from the Green Party. And it shows. Greens made gains across the West Country in the local elections while our Bristol West vote surged 37% in the West of England mayoral election. Labour's vote collapsed by 29%.