An environmental campaigner from Whittington has been named as the Green Party’s election candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood.
Robert Pass will contest the seat currently held by Michael Fabricant at the general election on May 7.
He grew up in Whittington and attendedKing Edward VI School in Lichfield before studying philosophy at the University of Birmingham.
He has also been an environmental campaigner with Birmingham Friends of the Earth for nearly five years, holding the position of Campaigns Coordinator for the last two, as well as being a full-time director at Fortress Recycling.
Robert said: “I’m proud to stand as Green Party candidate in my home city and pledge to fight for an economy that functions in the interests of the common good, for a society that is fair and democratic and a planet that is habitable for future generations.”
The party’s local spokesperson, Simon Partridge, said Robert’s local knowledge will be an asset.
“We could not have hoped for a better candidate to represent The Green Party in Lichfield and Burntwood,” he said. “The Green Party offers a true alternative to politics as usual and Robert is a fearless advocate of giving local people a local voice.
“He understands the concerns he hears again and again from voters in this constituency – the undermining of the NHS, lack of support for local business, transport problems and the devastating impact that the current government’s failed austerity experiment is having on local services.”
Constituents will have a chance to quiz the candidate at the upcoming Citizens’ Parliament events at Lichfield Cathedral on March 22 and April 19, as well as the hustings at Speakers’ Corner in Lichfield on April 25.