The Green Party of England and Wales is the only UK political party, as far as I am aware, which supports a ban of driven grouse shooting. And this has not just been through passive support, the party leader, Natalie Bennett, has added her name to the #justiceforannie thunderclap and has spoken out in social media on this subject. Thank you Natalie – your support is much appreciated.
The rather faint (I’m afraid) map of Green Party share of the vote (above right) is a pretty good fit with the map of signatures for our e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting.
Green seats, just Caroline Lucas’s, or target seats at the last general election, or seats where Greens came second, have high numbers of signatures (remember the overall average is in the high 30s):
Brighton Pavilion – 94 signatures
Bristol West – 99 signatures
Norwich South – 90 signatures
Sheffield Central – 77 signatures
Holborn and St Pancras – 70 signatures
Liverpool Riverside – 54 signatures
Manchester Gorton – 42 signatures
Camberwell Peckham – 32 signatures
So come on Greens – please sign up to support your party policy and help get a debate in the Westminster parliament to ban driven grouse shooting.