From the Membership & Supporters Officer of Mid & East Cornwall Green Party:
It gives me great pleasure to announce that, following a count of the votes of Mid & East Cornwall Green Party members, all four of our candidates have received an overwhelming endorsement and have been successfully elected to contest all four of the the electoral constitiencies we cover.
Amanda Pennington is contesting North Cornwall. She is a Director of Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network and a Wadebridge Town Councillor. WREN is a community interest company which aims to help Wadebridge generate its own energy and works with the community helping people to reduce their fuel bills.
Martin Corney is contesting South East Cornwall. Now retired, he previously worked in Devonport Docks and is Vice-Chair of St Ive Parish Council. He is a board member of Growing Project CIC. A founding trustee and treasurer of Pensilva Youth Projects and a vollunteer at Callington Food Bank.
Steve Slade is contesting St. Austell & Newquay. He is self-employed, running a renovations company, and is a Newquay Town Councillor. Steve has a degree in Ecology and previously ran “Ecological Garden Design”, creating and promoting wildlife gardens for inner-city schools.
Sharron Kelsey is contesting Truro & Falmouth. She has previously worked in the Deparment of International Development, helping deliver aid to fragile countries, such as Somalia and the Palestinian Territories. She is a volunteer for the National Trust and Newquay in Bloom, and she is studying Environmental Management at the Open University.
This is the first time Mid & East Cornwall Green Party is contesting all four parliamentary constituencies (I believe the Cornwall Ecology Party last contested North Cornwall back in the 1970s.) and you will be hearing more from us as we promote our Green Team in local and social media, and update you on our activities and opportunities for you to become involved in the campaign.
We’re really looking forward to #turningcornwallgreen