November 16th, 2014
THE GREEN Party has named its parliamentary candidate for Nuneaton in next year’s General Election.
Keith Kondakor, who is the leader of the green groups on both Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough and Warwickshire County Councils, will contest the seat against the current MP Marcus Jones in the May 2015 election.
Keith, who is 49, was born and brought up in Nuneaton. After studying at Birmingham University, he worked in the London area for a few years, where he met his wife, Michele. They moved back to Nuneaton in 1999. He is well known in Nuneaton for his campaigning. This started in 2006 when he defeated possible plans for a mass burn waste incinerator at the Judkins site to the west of Abbey Green. He then took part in fighting Acute Services review at the George Eliot Hospital, which resulted in saving some of the services that were due to be lost. Keith also led a campaign to save off-peak Virgin Train services and is a key member of the local rail user group.
Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader, said: “I congratulate Keith, and look forward to seeing a strong Green showing in Nuneaton next May.
“On my visits to Nuneaton I’ve seen how much his efforts as a councillor are valued, particularly in supporting the economically crucial market and defending and improving Nuneaton’s human and natural environment.
“The future of politics doesn’t look like the past, and with voters looking beyond the three business-as-usual parties, I’d urge them to send Keith to Westminster to help deliver the economic, social, environmental and political transformation this country needs, to make it work for the common good, not just for the few.”
Mr Kondakor said he felt many people in Nuneaton were fed up with the old party politics. “ I am standing at the next election to offer a real alternative who will put the area first”.
“If elected as your MP our local NHS services will be my top priority. I will fight to strengthen the George Eliot Hospital and ensure it has sustainable long term funding. We also have a crisis in Primary care with an increasing GPs shortage that needs to be addressed.”
“Our campaigning funds come from the generosity of local supporters, so if you want to see a real alternative at the next election, please consider making a donation of either time or money. It is important that Nuneaton’s next MP is not indebted to London’s billionaires or union paymasters.”
024 76 344 079
keith @ nuneatongreenparty.org.uk
November 24th, 2008
SInce May 2006 I have been fighting cuts to the Virgin Train service at Nuneaton after 14th December 2008. We will get better local sercives but no virgin trains will stop at Nuneaton between the rush hours.
See nuneaton rail user group
We how have to work on the other routes. Fares on Crosscounty have just gone up 11% at Nuneaton. Join the facebook page a get things changed.
November 24th, 2008
My connection with incinerators
In 2005 I found out that Warwickshire County Council wanted to build a large waste incinerator and its likely location was in Nuneaton. Over the next year I learned a lot about incinerators and killed off WCC’s plans. In the process I have become a bit of a waste expert and now help groups around England and Wales fight plans for waste incinerators.
The much of this campaigning involves either local Friends of the earth groups or single-issue groups. We now have a newly formed “UK without incineration” (www.ukwin.org.uk) to network between such campaigns. In 2008 I was awarded an “Earth mover” award by Friends of the Earth in recognition of the help that I provide to uk-win and groups around the country.
I them helped fighting plans for waste burners in
Staffordshire (Four Ashes)
Leicestershire (maybe at Barton)
Hull (salt end)
November 24th, 2008
Recent campaigning has been on
- Preventing loss of 2nd Fire Engine in Nuneaton
- Waste & recycling
- protecting out train services
- keeping our NHS public
- better public transport & cycle lanes
I am trying to do more when I have time on
- shopping local
- cheaper bus fares
- stop litter
- energy audits
And I have already been part of
- stopping a waste incinerator in Nuneaton
- stopping toxic waste plant at Judkins
- fighting loss of services at the George Eliot Hospital
- getting more recycling in Nuneaton
- getting Nuneaton & Bedworth Borougth council to reduce energy waste
- fighting cuts to Virgin Trains
November 23rd, 2008
(full name Nuneaton & District Friends of the Earth)
When and where?
We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:30 pm at the Crown which is near the Railway station in Nuneaton.
We always have lively discussions on a wide variety of environmental issues – everyone is always welcome !
About this group
Nuneaton & District Friends of the Earth was formed in 1991. It exists to serve the communities of Nuneaton & Bedworth, North Warwickshire and Hinckley & Bosworth boroughs.
We provide local people with the latest information on the widest range of regional, national and worldwide environmental issues. We also exist to help local people have their say about local environmental needs, drawing upon the national resources of the organisation to provide authoritative solutions to local problems. We have close links with other Friends of the Earth groups throughout the Midlands.
We are the only environmental organisation in the area to campaign on local, regional, national and international issues. If you live in the area and are interested in environmental matters you need to be a member of Nuneaton
Friends of the Earth! We are a very active group ! We have spoken at borough council meetings to improve the poor recycling facilities. We are challenging the county councils plans for an incinerator in Coventry.
Pressure is also applied on the local MPs to support bills on tackling global warming and corporate responsibility.
We also need to improve local transport. We believe there should be a much better rail service between Stafford, Atherstone, Nuneaton and Rugby, for example. Better co-ordination between the different transport authorities is needed.
The group is making big progress on influencing the powers that control our lives. We are looking to recruit more members as the more active members that we have, the greater the pressure that we can exert. We are well known at all levels to local politicians. Never has it been so important to campaign. The local green spaces are under threat of further development.
We have stopped a waste incinerator and a toxic waste plant being built in Nuneaton; pushed the council for better recycling and battled cuts to the Virgin Train service at Nuneaton.
November 21st, 2008
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