“These are extraordinary times & require an extraordinary response”

Green Party NI leader Clare Bailey MLA has announced that we will not stand a candidate in East, West or North Belfast.

Clare Bailey MLA
Clare Bailey MLA

Thursday 07 November 2019

Green Party NI Leader Clare Bailey has said that the party will not stand candidates in East, West or North Belfast in the forthcoming Westminster election.

Green Party NI Leader Clare Bailey has said that the party will not stand candidates in East, West or North Belfast in the forthcoming Westminster election.

The Green Party NI has already announced its intention not to stand in South Belfast, the area represented by Clare Bailey as MLA.

Clare Bailey MLA said: “This election is all about returning as many pro-Remain MPs as possible.

“These are extraordinary times and require an extraordinary response.

“The Green Party NI achieved our best ever vote across the city of Belfast in the local government election earlier this year.

“However, I’m prepared to put the need to have pro-Remain MPs returned ahead of party interest.   

“The realities of the first-past-the-post system and the threat posed to our way of life by Brexit means that we must do everything possible to maximise the pro-Remain vote .

“People want us to act to maximise the pro-Remain voice and that’s what we’re doing right across Belfast in our decision not to stand candidates.”

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