The Isle of Wight Green Party have confirmed their parliamentary candidate this afternoon.
Vix Lowthion, a lecturer in geography has been selected to contest the Isle of Wight constituency in the upcoming General Election in 2015.
Also a mother of three, Vix has lived on the Isle of Wight for the last decade and an avid walker and Solent swimmer.
Following her selection, she said,
“The Green Party is growing rapidly and reflecting a changing mood in the UK. Similar to the rest of the public, we believe that profit has no place in our NHS; that we should renationalise our rail and ferries; and we must strive for energy security through investment in a renewable technology industry.
“As the Green MP for the Isle of Wight I would also vote in Parliament for a referendum on our membership of the EU: whilst I am pro-Europe, radical reform of its operations is needed and this must happen through informed debate.
“I strongly believe that the Greens provide the only real alternative to all the other parties, and I am eager to be joining with our committed group of local activists in what will be an exciting campaign in 2015.
“So many of the Island’s strengths are Green: green businesses, green tourism, green industries – green spaces. To elect a Green MP is the greatest signal to the rest of the UK and beyond that this is our statement: we believe in sustainability, in social equality, in investing for the future and in working for the Common Good.”
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According to the IW Green Party, membership has surged in 2014 and doubled in the last 18 months.