Green Party candidate meets residents at West Norfolk village pub
A parliamentary candidate has been meeting local residents in a community-owned pub ahead of the general election this week.
Green Party candidate for South West Norfolk, Dr Pallavi Devulapalli, spoke to roughly a dozen residents at The King's Arms on The Green in Shouldham last Monday.
Among the topics discussed were Green Party policies on housing, a lack of public transport, climate change and Brexit.
Dr Devulapalli said she believes more investment should be pumped into the local rural economy.
She claimed successive governments have done little to address the "chronic underfunding" of local roads, public transport, hospitals as well as a lack of action regarding climate change and biodiversity.
Dr Devulapalli said: "People have a credible choice at this election. They can choose short-termism and business as usual, or vote for transformational change, for an MP who will support policies that will bring about a much greener, more inclusive society. The time for change is now."
It comes after Conservative candidate for the constituency, Liz Truss, visited Greggs in Downham earlier this month.
The full list of candidates for South West Norfolk are as follows:
- Conservative - Liz Truss
- Green Party - Pallavi Devulapalli
- Liberal Democrats - Josie Ratcliffe
- Labour - Emily Blake
- Official Monster Raving Loony Party - Earl Elvis Of Outwell