Green Party selects district and county councillor Robert Lindsay as parliamentary candidate for South Suffolk at next general election
The Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for South Suffolk says he wants to be a strong voice for the ongoing battle against climate change, after his candidacy was confirmed.
Robert Lindsay, leader of the Green Party group on Babergh District Council, will challenge for the South Suffolk seat, which is currently held by Conservative MP James Cartlidge, at the next general election.
Cllr Lindsay, who lives in Bildeston with his wife and two children, represents the North Cosford ward, and is one of four Greens to be elected to the district council at the local elections in May, after a surge in support that led to the party becoming the second largest on the authority.
He is also a member of Suffolk County Council, serving 18 villages in the south Suffolk area, and helped to lobby for the authority to declare a climate emergency.
“I’m delighted and honoured to be selected for this role,” he said. “It is vital that there is a strong voice in this coming election calling for urgent action to cut carbon and avert climate and ecological catastrophe.”
Cllr Lindsay added that he will continue to be an advocate for cycling, walking and public transport, and remains opposed to proposals to build a bypass over the water meadows in Sudbury.