13 March 2018
Northamptonshire Green Party has selected its prospective parliamentary candidates to stand in the next election.
In Northampton, Scott Mabbutt will again stand for Northampton South while Steve Miller will be competing for votes for Northampton North. Both candidates were on the ballot papers in 2017, where the Conservatives held on to both Northampton North and South.
Steve Miller said: "Northampton North will again see a fight between our last two MPs. It’s no choice at all. We have a Libraries Minister who can’t intervene to save the libraries in his constituency, and an Opposition Candidate who can’t criticise the PFI payments crippling our County Council because she stood up in the Commons and took the credit for them.
“We need a new conversation. We need a new plan for Northampton North that recognises people are what makes a community special, and we need a representative who will listen to people and stand up for them in Parliament.”
Scott Mabbutt said: “There are so many issues locally and nationally where the two big parties provide only weakness and infighting - Only the Green Party provides solutions to the problems facing us.”
In Kettering Jamie Wildman has been selected. Jamie stood in the Daventry Constiuency in 2017. Jamie Wildman said: “I live in Kettering and I am passionate about my town. We are facing massive housing developments without improvements to our infrastructure and services. I am campaigning for these improvements, without which, the town is unsustainable.”
In South Northamptonshire Denise Donaldson will be standing for the Greens for a second time; and in Wellingborough, Jonathan Hornett will represent the party again. Denise is currently campaigning to stop Rail Central, a regional interchange between Blisworth and Milton Malsor, just outside Northampton. Jonathan is continuing his ‘Safer, Cleaner, Greener’ campaign to improve Wellingborough and Rushden.
The candidates selected to represent us are:
Kettering - Jamie Wildman
Northampton North - Steve Miller
Northampton South - Scott Mabbutt
South Northamptonshire - Denise Donaldson
Wellingborough - Jonathan Hornett
The next UK general election is set for May 2022.