Cornwall Greens have announced the selection of four ‘spokespeople’ for the constituencies covered by the Mid and East Cornwall Green Party: Truro and Falmouth, St Austell and Newquay, South East Cornwall and North Cornwall.
As well as giving a Green Party perspective on developments within their constituencies, the four will also help build support for the party and be ready to stand as candidates in the event of a snap general election.
They are: Tom Scott (Truro and Falmouth), Richard Clark (St Austell and Newquay), Tom Hooper (South East Cornwall), and Claire Hewlett (North Cornwall).
Tom Scott, spokesperson for Truro and Falmouth and media officer for the Mid and East Cornwall Green Party, said: “The Green Party has a strong and distinctive voice on the environmental and social issues that Cornwall faces, and having these dedicated people in place will help make sure it’s heard loud and clear. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, we all benefit from a deep knowledge of our constituencies and the issues that really impact on local people’s lives. This week’s Green Party conference has shown Greens setting out a bold agenda full of fresh, radical policies on everything from basic income and a shorter working week to freedom of movement and a ratification referendum on any Brexit deal. We’re looking forward to showing how these are vitally relevant to people in Cornwall.”
Tom Scott (Truro and Falmouth) has lived in Falmouth for over 16 years and teaches at Falmouth University, where he is also an officer for the staff union. Tom has campaigned on local issues including pedestrianisation, ship-to-ship oil transfer, harbour dredging and climate change.
Richard Clark (St Austell and Newquay) is a Town Councillor in Padstow, and has worked and studied in both the Newquay and St Austell area over many years. A keen sportsman and chess-player, Richard is well known in the local community and as a former head teacher has contributed to Green Party education policy.
St Germans-based Tom Hooper (South East Cornwall) has extensive experience in marine policy and conservation, Tom takes a particular interest in environmental protection, climate change, and the potential benefits to Cornwall of developing secure, sustainable energy.
Claire Hewlett (North Cornwall) is a Town Councillor in Camelford and has contributed to the local community as a school governor, as treasurer for Camelford and District Youth Club, and as a member of the steering group for the Camelford Neighbourhood Plan. Claire has also campaigned tirelessly to draw attention to air pollution surrounding traffic hotspots in the area.