Teacher announced as Green Party candidate

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A FORMER teacher has been announced as the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Gosport.

Monica Cassidy, originally from Kent, was a teacher and lecturer but will now be concentrating on the election.

She was inspired to get involved in her community after becoming concerned about the shortage of local hospital services and the austerity measures being imposed on vulnerable people.

She said: ‘Since teaching I’ve found time to read and follow my interest in politics.

‘I would fight for better local healthcare and public services for the people of Gosport.

‘I’m keen to promote community projects and the local economy and help small businesses thrive.

She will be against MP Caroline Dinenage, Ukip’s Chris Wood, Alan Durrant for Labour and Lib Dem candidate Rob Hylands.