East Herts Green Party have announced Lucy Downes as their announce their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Hertford and Stortford Parliamentary Constituency.
Lucy was brought up in Bishops Stortford and is currently studying BSc Economics in London at School of Oriental and African Studies. She is a member of Divest Parliament, XR East Herts and the People’s Vote campaigns. Lucy stood in the recent East Herts District Council Elections for Bishop’s Stortford Central and Bishop’s Stortford Town Council in South Ward.
Following her selection as parliamentary condidate Lucy said: "Our parliament needs greater representation from the voices of our diverse population. This will lead to better policies and decisions for the country. I believe I can connect with younger voters to inspire others to become more politically-involved through my example of what can be achieved. I strongly support better travel routes for walkers and cyclists; more recycling of food waste; more education on climate change; establishment of return deposit schemes for plastic bottles; greater access to buses and the development of sustainable housing. I am happy to speak up and vote on behalf of the younger generation. We do not have a voice in government at the moment.
"I believe in preventative measures rather than short-term fixes. The Constituency of Hertford and Stortford needs change."