Vix Lowthion has been selected for the third consecutive time to represent the Green Party on the Isle of Wight in the event of a General Election.
In the latest Island-wide ballot of Green Party members, 41-year-old Lowthion won selection with 96% of the vote.
Vix previously stood for Parliament in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, increasing the Green vote from around 900 in 2010 to almost 13,000 last year. This is one of the highest Green votes in the entire country, second only to Caroline Lucas MP in Brighton.
Miss Lowthion is a secondary school teacher with 20 years experience, currently teaching A level History to students in Newport. Raised on a tennant dairy farm, she is a single parent with 3 young boys and is a Parish Councillor in the West Wight.
Vix has supported children and young people across the country as the Green Party national spokesperson for Education since 2016. On the Island, she has been a prominent member of campaigns against school cuts, NHS privatisation, and oil drilling. Vix has also promoted wildlife protection, locally owned green businesses and social equality in her campaigns.
Daniel James, Chair of the Isle of Wight Green Party, said:
“We are very lucky to have Vix fighting for the Island’s interests in the national arena. Her consistent performance as an advocate of local people and their needs has been inspirational, not just to us, but to people right across the country.
“I am confident that the support of Islanders for Vix representing them in Westminster will continue to grow, and we’ll have the Island’s first female MP before long.”
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Vix Lowthion welcomed the news of the selection:
“I am overwhelmed to get such strong support to stand for the Island in the next General Election. In these times when our public services, our nation’s stability and our position in the world are threatened, Green values are more vital than ever. A Green MP for the Isle of Wight is our best opportunity to fight for both our green Island and for the people who live here”.