Green Party reveals its candidate

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 February 2015 | UPDATED: 09:48 08 April 2015

Green Party prospective parliamentary candidate for North Somerset, David Derbyshire

Green Party prospective parliamentary candidate for North Somerset, David Derbyshire


A NAILSEA father has been put forward as the Green Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for this year’s General Election.

David Derbyshire, who has lived in the town for 10 years, plans to fight for the North Somerset constituency seat and will be up against representatives of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Labour and UKIP parties on the May 7 polling day.

The 45-year-old, who is married with two children, says he is committed to reforming the country’s tax system in a bid to eliminate inequality in society. He is also an ‘ardent’ supporter of keeping the NHS public.

David, who has recently become the interim chief executive of ERIC, a small national children’s charity based in Bristol, also fiercely opposes fracking and all forms of environmental damage.

He said: “I feel immensely proud to have been chosen to stand in North Somerset alongside Dr Richard Lawson, who is standing for Weston.

“Our local MPs have been comfortable in their seats for far too long and people are keen for a positive change.

“We want to end the politics of austerity that has undermined our valuable institutions and cause immense suffering to the least well-off, while the super wealthy one per cent continues to increase its stranglehold on society.”

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