Bristol Green Party has selected the following candidates to stand for parliamentary seats in the upcoming general election:
Carla Denyer (Bristol West) Carla is a Green Party councillor in Bristol. In 2018 she proposed the first Climate Emergency motion in Europe, committing Bristol to go carbon neutral by 2030. This started a wave of similar motions across the country, with over 200 local authorities, plus the UK Parliament and Scottish and Welsh governments, having now declared a Climate Emergency. Before entering politics, Carla worked as an engineer in the renewable energy industry, specialising in offshore and onshore wind technology. She was also a candidate in the 2019 European Elections for the South West.
Tony Dyer (Bristol South) Born on the Hartcliffe estate, the son of a Bedminster-born postman and a Knowle West housewife, Tony Dyer is committed to seeing real and sustainable change for South Bristol. After leaving Hartcliffe school in 1981 to work in the construction industry, Tony later reskilled to join the IT training industry where he worked for a local not-for-profit organisation supporting small business start-ups. Later recruited by the giant US computer company DEC, Tony worked closely with partners such as Microsoft, Cisco, Nokia, and with key clients in the City of London financial services and UK retail industries. In Bristol Tony has been involved in multiple grass-roots projects and has written regularly on economic and political issues.
Conan Connolly (Bristol East) Brought up farming, Conan is naturally passionate about sustainable practices and food security. After completing 10 years of military service in Ireland and reading Civil & Environmental Engineering at University of Dublin, he joined the Green Party in 2013. If returned for Bristol East, Connolly will prioritize climate action, and ending Brexit sectarianism & racism.
Heather Mack (Bristol North West) Heather Mack is a passionate environmental campaigner. After growing up in a council estate in North Devon, she moved to Bristol 5 years ago to work as a volunteer and event manager in the charity sector. She now works for local MEP Molly Scott Cato, gaining valuable political experience. Heather was recently arrested as part of the Extinction Rebellion action in London. She is prepared to fight for what she believes in.
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