Peter Tatchell in Liverpool and reckons Greens are on course to land Euro seat in North West
The Greens human rights spokesman Peter Tatchell was in Liverpool last night to campaign with his party and attend a gay an lesbian film festival at FACT.
Tatchell, who left defected from Labour in 2000, told Dale Street Blues that the race for the last seat in the European Parliamentary vote next week will be between the Greens and the BNP.
There are of course only eight seats up for grabs this year, down from nine, because of European expansion.
Tatchell is pictured with their candidate Peter Cranie, who tops the party's list for the elections.
Tatchell said: "The opinion polls are looking very good. Peter Cranie looks on target to win a seat in the North West. And if he does that will make sure Nick Griffin and the BNP are defeated.
"A lot of voters see the Greens as a fresh clean alternative.
"One of the key planks of our policy is to invest in green jobs to tackle climate change and unemployment.
"We are also committed to a major programme of energy conservation. By using energy more efficiently Britain can cut its energy use by 35%.
"We could create very large numbers of jobs in areas like loft insulation and double glazing. It's a fantastic job creation solution to the looming energy crisis and would help remedy fuel poverty.
"The Greens are not just a party of the environment though. We occupy the political space once occupied by Labour in campaigning for better housing, health, and pensions.
"If people want to register their anger [against MPs' expenses] I would urge them to vote for a progressive party like the Greens.
"Neither the BNP or UKIP have serious policies to deal with the economic crisis, large scale unemployment or climate chaos."