Meet our general election candidates

We are pleased to introduce our candidates for the General Election on 12 December 2019.

Jonathan Essex, Reigate constituency

Jonathan is a chartered civil engineer and environmentalist, and has served as an active councillor in Redhill since 2010.

He says, “I will fight to protect our Green Belt and Surrey countryside, for fairer rail and bus fares and for planning rules requiring zero-carbon and truly affordable homes.

“We need a fairer Britain and tough action on climate change. This means shifting from our throw-away society, standing against oil drilling and airport expansion, and pushing for properly funded public services – youth and children’s centres, social care, schools and the NHS.”

Contact Jonathan

Email: jonathan.essex@greenparty.org.uk
Phone: 07801 541924
Twitter: @_JonathanEssex

 

Joseph Booton, East Surrey constituency

Joseph Booton grew up and lives in the local area, works in Reigate in the insurance sector and performs Punch & Judy shows. He was a Green Party candidate in the recent Borough elections in Redhill, where he beat the Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates.

Joseph is committed to protecting the Green Belt as well as local parks and open spaces from development. He will also stand up for future generations by protecting our climate from the threats posed by Gatwick and oil drilling. Joseph will campaign for a People’s Vote on Brexit, stand up for our vital public services, and fight for affordable housing for all.

Contact Joseph

Email: joseph.booton@greenparty.org.uk

 

What about the Remain alliance?

Greens are cooperating with other parties in more than 60 seats, including standing down in three seats in Surrey. Brexit is a massive issue, but it’s not the only one. So Greens are standing in 500 other seats, including Reigate and East Surrey, so people can vote for our radical policies to address social injustice and the climate emergency.

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