Our two Green Party candidates for the forthcoming general election are both standing aside.
Councillor Andree Frieze was the elected candidate for Richmond Park, while Councillor Richard Bennett had been selected by members to stand in Twickenham. Both are stepping aside as part of the Electoral arrangements made in 60 constituencies across England and Wales with the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru.
Says Andree: “Richmond & Twickenham Green Party led the way in the Richmond by-election of 2016 and the General Election in 2017 by working with other parties for the common good.
"I am standing aside – again – to try and ensure a ‘Remain Parliament’ is elected that will ensure a People’s Vote.
"I also hope this electoral agreement will result in more Green MPs and that, once Brexit has been consigned to history, this progressive parliament will urgently tackle the climate emergency, invest in public services and introduce proportional representation.”
Richard said: “I am proud of our local Green Party and what we are achieving…I was also proud when our Members overwhelmingly supported the decision to stand aside in both Twickenham and Richmond Park. Putting the country first is the right thing to do.”
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