The Green Party’s 2017 General Election candidate for Lichfield and Burntwood says the need for radical change is greater than ever.
Robert Pass has been chosen to fight the seat once again after previously contesting the 2015 poll.
His selection comes after it was confirmed that the Greens would have candidates standing in all Lichfield and Burntwood areas in next month’s county council elections.
Mr Pass said voters needed to stand up to policies being delivered by the Conservatives.
“We all know that Theresa May has called this election before the fallout from Brexit comes home to roost,” he said. “The need for radical change is greater than ever.
“The damage this government is doing to the social fabric of our country is ideological and due to policies which penalise people on low and middle incomes. We have an NHS at breaking point, a funding crisis in our state schools, a housing crisis, rising crime rates, and the food banks that sprang up following the Crash of 2008 are busier than ever.
“We have a right-wing government leading us down the path to a ‘hard Brexit’ which will do serious damage to the economy, jobs and Britain’s standing in the world. Meanwhile, climate change, the greatest threat that humankind has ever faced, is simply being ignored.”
Mr Pass said he was pleased to be given the opportunity to represent the party once more.
“I’m proud to stand as Green Party candidate in my home town 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,” he said.
“The Green Party is the only party that is united with coherent policies for dealing with the huge issues we face. As Einstein once said ‘We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them’.”