Party announces its local candidate for General Election
Green Party has selected its parliamentary candidate to fight
the General Election in the Burnham-On-Sea area.
Glastonbury councillor Jon Cousins, right, has been selected
to stand as the Green Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate
for the Wells Constituency at the 2015 General Election.
Jon will be competing for votes against Liberal Democrat MP Tessa
Munt, the Conservative's James
Heappey, Labour's Chris
Inchley and UKIP's Jeffrey
Bolter, who have previously announced their intentions
to run in next May's election.
Jon, an environmental and social justice campaigner for thirty
years, is a Business Development worker with Somerset Co-operative
Services and became a town councillor in 2011.
He said: "I am deeply honoured and excited to be the Wells
Parliamentary Constituency Candidate for the Green Party and am
looking forward to challenging the tired business-as-usual ideas
of the other parties."
"We need a fresh, vibrant and inclusive debate about how
our lives are governed and the Green Party is at the forefront
of that challenge. Green Party values and policies about sustainability,
social justice and our complete and determined opposition against
fracking are resonating with the public."
"We have seen a 34% growth in membership nationally and
our local membership has doubled in size since the last election.
I believe we can win more Parliamentary and District Council seats
Pictured: Parliamentary candidate Jon Cousins with Green Party
Leader Natalie Bennett