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General Election 2015: Green Party announce candidates for two Preston seats

Posted on - 21st March, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics
Green candidates: Anne Power and Gemma Christie

Green candidates: Anne Power and Gemma Christie

The Green Party has announced its candidates for the two Preston seats in the General Election.

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Health campaigner and performing artist Gemma Christie stands in Preston.

Anne Power hopes to win power for the Greens in Preston North and Wyre.

Main pledges from the Greens including bringing the railway network back into public hands and moving the minimum wage to £10.

On announcing their intention to stand Christie said: “The Green Party recognises that there can be a different way of envisioning society. One where our treasured NHS is adequately funded and protected from market forces and private profit; where our homes and livelihoods aren’t under threat from the whims of international fossil fuel and fracking companies; and where secretive international trade deals don’t threaten the very nature of our democracy. I share that vision.”

Power, who won a 2014 Observer Ethical Award and passionately opposes fracking, said: “The attitude of this Coalition Government, with its ceaseless attacks on the poor, the unfortunate and the disabled, for the benefit of the very few has stirred me to the core and galvanised me to fight for those being ignored and trampled on.”

Candidates to stand against current Labour MP Mark Hendrick have also been announced by the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and UKIP.

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