Members of the Green Party in the South West succeeded in getting a motion passed at their recent national conference in Liverpool which praised the strength and resilience of South West communities.
An emergency motion proposed by the region's lead Green Party European candidate, Dr Molly Scott Cato, expressed "concern for individuals and communities who have lost homes and livelihoods" in the recent floods, but went on to "reject the portrayal of the region as vulnerable and isolated". Greens believe that the response to the storms and flooding "has demonstrated the strength of South West communities and the people who make them work".
Dr Molly Scott Cato said:"With suited men arriving in helicopters our region seems to be being treated like the third world. We are not a bunch of yokels who need to be helped out but strong and resilient communities that are flourishing. We could be even more successful if we received our fair share of government investment."
The Green Party in the South West is calling for investment in infrastructure which will enable people to enjoy truly sustainable holidays, such as investment in public transport.