VIDEO: GREEN PARTY REVEAL FULL LIST OF LOCAL ELECTION CANDIDATES FOR 2021

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The Isle of Wight Green Party has revealed their full list of candidates for May’s local elections.

This year’s cohort is said to have the deepest and widest base of knowledge and experience that the party has ever brought to the Island’s ballot papers.

Candidates include experienced Parish and Town councillors Daniel James, Joe Lever, Jaimie Bundell, Cameron Palin, alongside former Parish and Borough councillor for Test Valley in Hampshire, Paul Hampton.

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After the nomination lists were announced last Friday, 2 candidates are in wards where the only choice will be between a Green councillor or another Conservative Party councillor – including Daniel James for Freshwater North and Yarmouth, and sixth-generation Islander Claire Critchison who is the only candidate up against current Isle of Wight Council leader, Dave Stewart in Chale, Niton and Shorwell.

The Green Team of 2021 are from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, notably a former headteacher and police officer, an ex-nurse and a previous care home worker. A number of candidates are self-employed and others work in the creative industries. Several candidates work with animals and the natural world, including a food grower, a wildlife worker and a marine conservation campaigner.

Claire Critchison, Green Party candidate for Chale, Niton and Shorwell, said:

“Our beautiful Isle of Wight countryside needs protection from large scale housing developments, and Island residents need a council which protects our most vulnerable people. Green Party councillor candidates have been working for years in our local communities, through volunteering, campaigning and supporting residents and businesses through the difficult times. Now we are ready and prepared to take our seats in County Hall, and work for a greener, fairer Isle of Wight.”

Island Echo has launched www.isleofwight.vote – your one-stop-shop for information about candidates in the local and town/parish elections.

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J R Hartley
J R Hartley
1 month ago

First and last time you’ll see many of these faces!

Truth
Truth
1 month ago

I really don’t know why these tree hugging, leftie snowflakes bother, they never have and never will get into power…

fred
fred
Reply to  Truth
1 month ago

So your best rebuttal of their policies is childish insults? LoL

fred
fred
1 month ago

I once supported them, then they decided to play the populist vote game and ignore the Brexit vote by saying they would cancel it. Didn’t work out too well for them, ignoring democracy. If the greens ever intend to be a real force in politics they need to rebuild from the ground up. Currently a dismal failure. And they are enabling the climate change deniers, the greens are doing more harm than good.

Bryan
Bryan
1 month ago

I am interested to know how these candidates can honestly stand up and say the island needs protecting from large scale housing developments when their national party want to lower borders and increase levels of immigration to Britain which has already added nearly 7 million new people to the population since 1997? Maybe they can explain to people how deliberately increasing the already huge levels of immigration is going to help them ‘prevent’ concreting over the South East ?

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