Green Party deputy leader hits West Norfolk campaign trail

Green party deputy leader Amelia Womack (front centre) with Michael De Whalley (right), Rachel Lawson (back centre) and others at the event ANL-151204-174342009
Green party deputy leader Amelia Womack (front centre) with Michael De Whalley (right), Rachel Lawson (back centre) and others at the event ANL-151204-174342009

The deputy leader of the Green Party has praised West Norfolk’s community spirit during a visit to the borough.

Amelia Womack met candidates and activists, as well as independent campaigners, during a visit to the area on Saturday, joining Parliamentary hopeful Michael de Whalley on a canvassing session in Grimston.

Ms Womack said she was delighted to see the community joining together to make its views known on key local issues.

She said: “This is exactly what the Green Party is about.”

Michael de Whalley is contesting the North West Norfolk seat at the general election, while Weeting parish councillor Sandra Waumsley is the Greens’ candidate for the South West Norfolk constituency.

The party is also fielding 10 borough council candidates, including Mr de Whalley himself in his home ward of Grimston.

Meanwhile, activists were also out in force campaigning for the party’s Lynn candidates, including Rachel Lawson in the Old Gaywood ward.

She said: “Being full of cold, I was struggling on the day but the volunteers were amazing; folding leaflets and taking charge of delivering was such a boost.

“People clearly care about making a change here.”

The day, which the party billed as its first Action Day of the campaign, was followed by a fundraising music evening held at the King’s Arms pub in Shouldham.

The event was organised by Bernadette Barclay, who is one of the party’s two candidates for the Airfield ward at the May 7 polls.