– Cllr Molly Scott Cato, Lead European candidate.
I am delighted to have been selected as the party's lead candidate for the South West and, if the polls are right, I look forward to being the first Green to represent the South West in the European Parliament. I am also proud that the Green Party's selection was by a fully democratic vote of our party members. The fact that this ensured a gender balanced list is a clear indication of the equality inherent in green politics’.
For European elections, the UK uses a form of proportional representation, where parties gain seats in proportion to the number of votes cast for them so every vote counts.
There are six seats available in the West Country under this electoral system.
The Green Party in the West Country has chosen the following candidates:
The Green Party in the West Country has announced the list of six candidates who will stand in next May's election for the European Parliament.
Top of the list is Stroud Councillor Molly Scott Cato, an internationally renowned green economist and the Green Party's National Finance Speaker.
The other candidates on the list are Emily McIvor, Ricky Knight, Audaye Elesedy, Henry Gent and Judy Maciejowska.