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Parliamentary Candidate to Stand in Barton Ward By-Election

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robgreensThe Northamptonshire Green Party have announced 2015 parliamentary candidate Rob Reeves as their candidate for the upcoming Kettering Borough Council by-election for the Barton ward on February 23rd 2017. Rob Reeves will be one of four candidates standing in the by-election along with those from the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Ukip, with Labour not standing.

Mr. Reeves of the Green Party said, “Residents and councillors alike are becoming more and more frustrated with the current Tory-led council as their voices are just not being heard.  The Green Party only established themselves as a group in Kettering in 2015 and now is the time for new, fresh ideas on the council.  Every other major party has had a representative on the council, each with limited effect.  I believe that, at this moment in time, many residents’ issues are Green issues.  A Green voice on the council would stand up for the issues that concern residents most. A Green councillor would listen to local people over developers.”

Mr. Reeves added: “I was delighted to finish fourth in the 2015 general election, ahead of the Liberal Democrats, at our first attempt. We are now looking at building on that start both at this election and at the upcoming Northants County Council elections.  With Labour not fielding a candidate this time around, I hope that the Green Party will be the natural choice for Labour supporters.”

Further information about the Northamptonshire Green Party can be found at: https://northants.greenparty.org.uk/


Contacts available for further comment: 

Rob Reeves:  rob_reeves@hotmail.co.uk 07738109680

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