27 September 2019
The Green Party has selected its candidates for the county and is gearing up to put forward its policies as and when a general election is called.
Among those Greens standing are current county councillors, district councillors and some who stood at the last Westminster election, in 2017.
Bury St Edmunds is set to be a focus for the party as Mid Suffolk District Council, which sits within the constituency, now has the highest proportion of Green Party councillors of any district council in the country.
Helen Geake, who will again try to wrest the constituency from the Tories, said:
“I’m delighted and honoured to be chosen for this chance to represent citizens across Bury, Stowmarket and villages in between.
“National politicians are failing us, and this area really needs a Green voice to stand up for it and someone willing to listen to local people, not toe the big-party line.”
Amelia Womack, the party’s deputy leader, is eager for the Greens to build on their strong showing at polls earlier this year. She said:
“It is great to see how the Green Party will fill candidates in all the seven seats of Suffolk.
“It is only by selecting and filling candidates in all the UK constituencies that we can build on the ‘Green Wave’ seen at the local and European elections.
“From stopping Brexit to tackling climate chaos the Green Party offers the only way forward for a fairer and greener society.
“Our priorities recognise how in a climate emergency we cannot wait any longer and need to take radical measures.
“Voting for the Green Party is a vote for ensuring the present of our planet and making sure that we will be able to enjoy it in the future as well.”