The 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 in 2015.”

Pictured: Parliamentary candidate Jon Cousins with Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett