Green Party candidate prepares to fight for St Albans seat

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 November 2014

Green Party candidate for St Albans Jack Easton, pictured right, who will contest the General Election in May 2015

Green Party candidate for St Albans Jack Easton, pictured right, who will contest the General Election in May 2015

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A chartered accountant hopes to capitalise on his previous experience of vying to enter Parliament, after being re-selected as the Green Party candidate for St Albans.

Jack Easton, 57, is standing for the Greens in next May’s General Election – five years after he last threw his hat into the ring.

Mr Easton, who has lived in St Albans for 15 years, is married with three children and is chairman of environmental group Transition St Albans.

He said: “It is an honour to be chosen to serve the St Albans Green Party as our candidate for Parliament; it would be the utmost privilege to serve the people of St Albans from Westminster.”

With the party’s local membership recently seeing an increase, Mr Easton said people seemed attracted to the Green’s key messages including the importance of sustainability and giving a fair deal to those most in need.

• A former St Albans district councillor for Harpenden East, Dean Russell, has been selected as the Conservatives’ parliamentary candidate for Luton North.

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