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Stephen Gray is Green Party candidate for Coventry North West in General Election 2019

11 November 2019

Stephen Gray was selected by local Coventry Green Party members to stand as the Green Party's parliamentary candidate for the Coventry North West constituency in this General Election on 12 December 2019.

Stephen, aged 41, was born in Colchester and moved to Coventry as a student in 1996. After gaining a Degree in Mathematics at Warwick University, he has lived here continuously since 1999, settling in the Coventry North West constituency in 2003.

Stephen has been a Green Party member since 2008, and has contested two Parliamentary Elections, standing for the Coventry South constituency in 2010, Coventry North West in 2017. He has also stood in council elections for Radford, Sherbourne, and Holbrooks wards over the last eight years.

Despite battling a long-term health condition, Stephen has been an experienced and capable political campaigner and spokesperson for Coventry Green Party on many local issues, not just on the environment.

Stephen says:

“As a local candidate who knows this constituency I can be an effective voice for Coventry North West in Parliament, and will stand up to ensure we are not ignored nationally.

'I am passionate about Coventry, and spend much of my spare time working to help the community. Over the years that has involved a wide range of community activities: from debt counselling to regularly volunteering at Coventry MotoFest.

"My most immediate concern in the Coventry North West constituency are the problems on our roads. We have a serious problem with air pollution and congestion on major roads, and dangerous speeding in many residential areas. I want to work with both the council and national government to solve this effectively, particularly by improving public transport and the city's cyclepath network, so that it is easier for people to leave their cars at home.

"My most important national issue is the Climate Emergency, which is a very real threat to our way of life. I would work to ensure a cleaner, greener, fairer, and ultimately more prosperous future for our world. I would promote renewable energy and programmes, in order to make our homes and businesses more energy efficient.

"If elected to be your Green Party MP, I will work with the council to preserve important Greenbelt sites which are under threat, like Coundon Wedge and the countryside around Keresley."

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