Warwickshire Labour candidate cracks down on leaflet 'waste - The Stratford Observer

Warwickshire Labour candidate cracks down on leaflet 'waste

Stratford Editorial 9th Apr, 2021   0

A CANDIDATE for the Warwickshire County Council elections is breaking with tradition by refusing to produce ‘wasteful’ leaflets.

Labour candidate Sam Scott, who is standing in Stratford North, claims candidates often drop at least two, or sometimes three leaflets, to some 5,000 homes in their region.

She says: “A minimum of 15,000 sheets of paper and the ink required to print on them, would create a shamefully large carbon footprint for my campaign.

“I believe in sustainability, integrity, and action, so producing thousands of leaflets, that represent the felling of multiple trees and the use of hundreds of gallons of water, among many other resources, is not something I can condone. Leaflets end up in landfill before long, and this wasteful approach to campaigning would be hugely hypocritical given the values I’m standing for.”

Instead, Sam is moving her campaign online, arranging video calls and speaking on the town’s local Stratford Calling podcast, and meeting face to face where possible.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/elections for more information on county council elections.

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