The Green Party’s Caroline Lucas has told a BBC tv show that the Isle of Wight has one of the best chances to return a Green MP in the entire country.
Speaking to Andrew Marr on BBC One, the MP-turned-candidate said she thinks there is a real chance of victory on the Island.
“Two million people voted Green in the European elections… and so what we want to do now is to try and turn those votes into real seats. In places like the Isle of Wight, Bristol West, Stroud, Bury St Edmunds and others we now have a real chance of winning.”
Fronted by Vix Lowthion, who will be joined by the party’s deputy leader Amelia Womack, the Isle of Wight Green Party will officially launch its campaign on Saturday, in Cowes.
The Isle of Wight is one of ten places in the country where a Unite to Remain alliance has seen a Green candidate placed as the agreed Remain option. Other areas have seen the Liberal Democrats taking the lead.
Vix Lowthion said,
“After Boris and Nigel have teamed up to impose a Hard Brexit Leave Alliance on the UK, it is more critical than ever that voters who oppose them unite together in this election. Dozens of voters from all parties have been in touch with me to pledge their votes for the Green Party on the Island next month…They want an MP who can vote independent of any party leader.”
Yesterday (Monday), The Brexit Party’s Peter Wiltshire was withdrawn from the list of Isle of Wight Candidates as Nigel Farage announced he would not contest seats won by the Conservatives in 2017.
The Isle of Wight has a number of candidates hoping to be our MP after the 12 December election. Find the details at iwradio.co.uk/vote2019.