Invite the Green Party to the TV Q&A programmes on 30 April
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On 30 April, exactly one week before the 2015 General Election, the BBC will air an evening of programmes in which audiences will be able to question party leaders "one on one", including Prime Minister David Cameron, and Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP. The Green Party has not been given the same opportunity to face the public on that date.
Recently, the Green Party has seen a massive surge in popularity, reaching 60,000 members earlier this month in England and Wales alone. The Greens were included in the TV Leader's Debates on ITV and the BBC as a result of an earlier Change.org petition that reached over 280,000 signatures. Public pressure caused the broadcasters and Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, to change their minds after initially saying that the Greens would not be able to participate.
We, the public, ask that Natalie Bennett, the Green Party leader, is given the same opportunity as every other party leader to face questions from an audience. We ask this for fairness and transparency in the run-up to the General Election.
BBC announcement: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-32360958
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