13 December 2013
A Manchester Green Party member and a European election candidate for the North West Green Party was arrested this morning at the Barton Moss anti-fracking demonstration in Salford.
Laura Bannister, 28, lives in Whalley Range and works in mental health in Greater Manchester. She is being held at Swinton police station.
"Along with other local Green Party members and activists I've been spending time at the Barton Moss protest camp in the last few weeks.
"Fracking won’t bring down energy prices or create many jobs, but investment in home insulation and renewable energy would.
"Fracking has significant potential to pollute the air and contaminate our water supplies, and it is certain to contribute to climate change.
"Fracking is therefore pointless and harmful. We don’t need it and we don’t want it - there are much better solutions to our energy crisis."
Gina Dowding was the Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the North West of England. She achieved much for the North West in the short time between July 2019 and February 2020. Three of her reports are listed below.
Click here to view what a Green New Deal for the North West would mean.
Click here to view how a sustainable transport system can help put the Green New Deal into action.
Click here to view what's on the horizon for UK Science, Research & Innovation.
Click here to visit Gina's website for more news about her important work.