Green Party selects teenager as candidate

Miles Grindey
Miles Grindey
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A TEENAGE student has been picked as the parliamentary candidate by the South East Hampshire Green Party.

Party members nominated the 19-year-old Itchen Sixth Form College student, Miles Grindey, as their prospective parliamentary candidate 
for the Fareham constituency for the next general 
election.

Mr Grindey grew up in Warsash and at the time of the election, he will be 20 years old – making him one of the youngest candidates in the UK.

Mr Grindey previously stood for election as a borough councillor in 2013 and 2014 in his home ward of Warsash.

Mr Grindey said: ‘I’ve grown up in Fareham and I want to see to it that the people of Fareham are actually listened to as opposed to being managed like cattle.

‘It is time we had someone in parliament who will fight against destructive developments like Welborne and who will fight to renationalise our trains and get proper links to places of work, hospitals and schools.

‘Also someone who will fight for the next generation and scrap tuition fees, someone who puts people before profit.

‘All my life I’ve heard people crying for an alternative, and here I am.’

The South East Green Party is also putting up Gavin Ellis in Portsmouth North and Ian McCulloch in Portsmouth South.

For more information on the candidates and the party go to sehants.greenparty.org.uk/