Vote Green this May for a cleaner, safer, happier Croydon

Posted on April 26th, by Peter Underwood in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The two-party system is failing Croydon. Here’s an alternative that works for you, says the Green Party’s Peter Underwood

On 3rd May this year you will elect your local councillors to sit on Croydon Council for the next four years. This is your chance to change Croydon for the better by electing Croydon’s first Green Party councillors.

We deserve better than the stale old Punch-and-Judy politics … Read More »

Let’s change the way that we elect our council

Posted on August 18th, by Peter Underwood in Politics & Society. 7 comments

Peter Underwood has had it with our electoral system. Frustrated nationally, he has some ideas for how to fix Croydon’s own political system

“Viva la revolución! Liberty or death! Down with… ‘first past the post’?”

It’s not a very common battle cry of freedom, I admit. Voting systems used to be the concern of just academics and political theorists. But all that is starting … Read More »

There are no wasted votes – only unused ones

Posted on April 13th, by Peter Underwood in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

  Peter Underwood is tired of hearing about ‘wasted votes’ – in his view, there’s no such thing

I recently received an email from a south Croydon resident who said that he agreed with Green Party policies, but he was wondering whether voting Green would be a ‘wasted vote’. This topic of whether votes are ‘wasted’ will no doubt come up a lot over the coming … Read More »

Croydon on the climate change march, Saturday 7th March 2015

Posted on March 18th, by Peter Underwood in Politics & Society. 4 comments

One Saturday in March, a group of Croydonians set out to make a difference. Peter Underwood reports

On Saturday 7th March a group of Croydon residents met at East Croydon station before heading up to central London. We were on our way to join many thousands of others on a march to highlight the need for action on climate change.

We were a diverse group with … Read More »