#GreenParty announces its MEP candidates, with a clarion call for clean politics
The Green Party is the first to announce its candidates for the 2014 Euro-elections. The Green Party's list of candidates for the 2014 European elections in the East of England will be officially announced this weekend at the Green Party's Regional Annual General Meeting in
Dr. Rupert Read of Norwich, Co-ordinator of Eastern Region Green Party, is 1st on the list - followed by
C'llr. Mark Ereira-Guyer of Suffolk County Council;
Jill Mills of St. Alban's, who represents Eastern Region on the Green Party's governing body;
C'llr. Ash Haynes of Norwich, one of the 15 Norwich Green City Councillors;
Eroica Mildmay, renowned anti-Tesco campaigner from Sheringham;
Marc Scheimann of Luton, long-time Green campaigner;
& Robert Lindsay, former Times journalist, of Babergh in Suffolk.
Leading the Green Party's list of candidates here in the East of England is Rupert Read, who in 2009 came within just 1% of becoming the Greens' first MEP in this Region. Rupert, a friend of famous independent anti-sleaze campaigner Martin Bell, is a teacher who went to a comprehensive school and now teaches at the
Rupert Read said: 'The Green Party is different from other Parties, because we do not allow any corporate donations, except from ethical companies. This means not only that our elected representatives are free from the temptations of greed but more importantly that our policies are created with peoplenot big-money interestsin mind. We're about clean energy, a cleaner environment; and we're about reforming the EU and the economy, and about maintaining higher ethical standards in public life."
Dr. Read concluded: "Greens do politics differently. You won't find careerist politicians in the Green Party! We join the Greens because we want to make a better world for people. Green politics is clean politics: we are here to clean up British and European politics. Green candidates have a clean record and honest intentions. We are going to show people that there is a positive alternative to other Parties."