Cornwall Greens announce general election candidates for Truro & Falmouth and South East Cornwall

Cornwall Greens announce general election candidates for Truro & Falmouth and South East Cornwall

Green Party Falmouth

The Mid and East Cornwall Green Party has announced that Amanda Pennington and Martin Corney have been selected as general election candidates for Truro and Falmouth and South East Cornwall respectively.

Local Party Coordinator Julie Bennett said:

“Amanda and Martin are both exceptional candidates who have a wealth of experience as community campaigners and councillors.”

Amanda Pennington said:

“Truro & Falmouth recorded one of the highest Green votes in the country at the last general election, with our share of the vote increasing nearly fivefold.  We think we can do even better here this time, with clear, positive policies on protecting the environment, decent social care, affordable homes, free education, renewable energy and action on climate change. People want a sustainable future for themselves and their children, and only the Green Party has the bold, joined-up policies that can make this happen.”

The party has also announced that it will not be standing candidates in North Cornwall or Newquay and St Austell. Julie Bennett said:

“The Green Party has been making every effort, nationally and locally, to facilitate a progressive alliance that can defeat Tories across the UK and introduce a fairer electoral system. We’re disappointed that advocates of progressive alliances in other parties have not been empowered to set aside their differences by their party leaders. In failing to do so, Labour and the Liberal Democrats risk condemning Cornwall – and indeed the rest of the country – to another five years of deeply damaging Conservative government.

“We hope that our decision will add force to the many voices who are calling for progressive parties to join forces against this toxic, reckless Tory government. Greens have repeatedly shown that they are prepared to put aside party interests for the common good, but an effective progressive alliance cannot come together unless Labour and the Lib Dems show that they too can see beyond narrow party interests.”