Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Stuart Jeffery announced as Parliamentary Candidate for Canterbury and Whitstable
Jo Kidd, Chair of Canterbury Greens: "I am delighted that Stuart has been selected. There is a huge level of support for the Green Party in Canterbury and Whitstable and we believe that Stuart is the right person to turn this support into a win for the Greens."
Stuart Jeffery, Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Canterbury: "Canterbury and Whitstable provide a real opportunity for a Green win in next year's General Election. The European election vote share in Canterbury itself was 18%, neck and neck with Labour and way ahead of the Lib Dems. Across the whole constituency, we polled over 14%, again far ahead of the Lib Dems and neck and neck with Labour.
"As a lifelong Kent resident and having studied in Canterbury for 5 years, I am proud to be able to stand in Canterbury. I will be showing the people of Canterbury and Whitstable that there is a radical and progressive alternative to the tired politics of the 'big three'.
"I will present to Canterbury and Whitstable a person and a party that puts people and the planet (and not the profits of big business) at the heart of politics.
"Aside from being the only party that is opposed to fracking, a very real threat in the constituency, I will be fighting for the renationalisation of rail to provide real investment, cheaper fares and proper accountability for the service. I will be fighting to protect the NHS from the privatisation being driven by Lib Dems, Tories and Labour. I will be fighting against the austerity measures that have seen the rich grown richer at the expense of the rest of society.
"Above all, as a Green, I will be fighting for people and the environment."