Gordon Peters, Green Candidate for Hornsey & Wood Green in the 2015 Parliamentary Election
Gordon Peters, Green Candidate for Hornsey & Wood Green in the 2015 Parliamentary Election

The Green Party’s former parliamentary candidate for Hornsey & Wood Green, Gordon Peters has announced today he plans to support Labour candidate, Catherine West in the forthcoming General Election.

West won the local seat in 2015, the year Peters stood on behalf of the Greens, also beating the Liberal Democrats.

Peters says, “I’m supporting Catherine because of her great record on both green and social justice issues, and because we need a Labour Government to tackle the real climate emergency and end the rising inequality we face.’’

Catherine West says, “I would like to thank Gordon for his support. A vote for a Labour Government is a vote for the environment, to reverse austerity and against a hard Brexit.

We’re facing a global environmental crisis and the clock is ticking. A Labour government will tackle the crisis from day one.

Our Green New Deal will invest massively in green infrastructure and make existing homes energy efficient. Investment in electric cars will tackle air pollution and we’ll ban fracking for good.

We can create hundreds of thousands of new quality jobs in the process, reinvigorate the economy and end energy poverty.”

The Guardian’s climate ranking awarded Catherine West 100% on her voting record in Parliament, where she’s led the call for supermarkets to ban plastic packaging and tougher action to clean up our transport networks.

National Remain campaigns, The People’s Vote and Best for Britain have also called for a vote for Catherine West in Hornsey & Wood Green. West has a consistent record as a Remain voting MP and Labour has pledged to hold a final say referendum within 6 months of taking office.

Green party candidates for the December General Election have withdrawn from two marginal seats where the absence of a Green Party candidate on the ballot will increase the possibility of a Labour victory. This followed the news that the Brexit Party would stand down in a pact with the Conservatives.

John Tyne, the Green candidate in Chingford and Woodford Green, withdrew to support Labour candidate Faiza Shaheen’s bid to unseat Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith. The Greens also withdrew their candidate in the Calder Valley seat in West Yorkshire in favour of Labour Party Candidate, Josh Fenton Glynn.

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