11 February 2019
Following a ballot of local members Joseph Wells will contest the seat in Peterborough, while Nicola Day will contest the seat in North West Cambridgeshire for a second time having previously stood in the constituency in 2015.
Nicola Day grew up in Orton Goldhay, where her dad delivered a milk round for 20 years, and went to what is now Ormiston Bushfield Academy before later attending Peterborough Regional College and then Sheffield and Cambridge Universities. She qualified as a Teacher of English in 2004 and teaches in local secondary schools.
Nicola believes that in the wake of the current climate crisis more strong Green voices are needed at Westminster. 'The recent IPCC report has proved to us, beyond all doubt that we must act quickly to prevent a climate catastrophe. Green representation is urgently needed at national government levels to ensure we protect our planet and create a sustainable future for generations to come.'
Nicola has campaigned for social justice and dedicates her time every week to campaigning in the North West Cambridgeshire Constituency. 'Every week I am out and about speaking to residents, working hard and being proactive and visible. As a Green MP I would seek to represent a variety of communities. I want to ensure all residents live in a safe, clean and caring community.'
Nicola also believes firmly in the Green Party's post - growth agenda. 'It is quite clear that economic growth is a poor guide to human welfare. What we need to be doing is not focusing on growth, but on sharing the resources we already have more equally. What wealth there is must be shared in such a way that everyone has a guarantee of economic security, otherwise people will not heed ecological restraints in their daily lives.'
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Joseph Wells said: “I’ve lived in Peterborough my whole life, been educated at Peterborough schools and I work for a Peterborough business. I have seen how Peterborough has been repeatedly let down by its representatives in Westminster and I recognise the urgent need for change, and for a credible voice for our voters. “I believe I will provide a strong voice for our city and ensure that everyone feels represented. As climate change continues to pose a dire threat to the planet we are in desperate need of representatives who will look to the future. Not just as far as the next election, but 25 years down the line to the next generation. “A vote for the Green Party is a vote for protecting our people, our environment and our future.”
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