The Green Party in Bristol has today announced Molly Scott Cato MEP as their candidate to challenge for the Bristol West parliamentary seat.
Bristol West is widely considered to be one of the most winnable seats in the country for The Green Party. In 2015, their candidate achieved the greatest increase in the Green vote (23%) in any seat that election.
Molly is the current serving MEP for the South West.
I am honoured to have been trusted by Bristol Green Party to fight the Bristol West seat which I believe we can and must win when the election comes.
The current MP for Bristol West is Labour's Thangam Debbonaire. She was voted in at the last General Election in 2015, ousting her Liberal Democrat predecessor, Stephen Williams.
Bristol Green Party's candidates for the other Bristol seats are
Tony Dyer for Bristol South
Sharmila Bousa for Bristol North West
Lorraine Francis for Bristol East.
Jonathan Bartley, the Co-Leader of The Green Party was in Bristol to make the announcement.
I am delighted to see Bristol Green Party select Molly Scott Cato, the city’s current MEP, as their candidate.