Solihull and Meriden General Election candidates chosen

8 May 2017

We are pleased to announce our candidates for both the Solihull and Meriden constituencies for the General Election 2017.

The Party has selected teacher Alison Gavin for Meriden constituency, and Shirley councillor Max McLouglin for Solihull constituency.

The Green Party has ten councillors in Solihull borough and are the main opposition to the Conservatives.

Alison has lived in Meriden for 10 years, both in Bentley Heath and Chelmsley Wood and has taught at Oaklands School in Smith's Wood.

Cllr McLoughlin was born in Solihull and has lived in the constituency for more than 20 years of his life. He has owned and run his own business, and won multiple awards as a manager in a multinational company. He has been a Councillor for Shirley South since 2016, Opposition Spokesperson for the Managed Growth Portfolio and is currently taking a Masters in Public Policy at the University of Warwick.

Our candidates will focus on:
- Green Party plans to build a Brexit-proof economy that provides everyone with a secure job they can build a life on;
- Decent affordable housing.
- An end to the creeping privatisation of the NHS and struggles to get GP appointments.
Ms Gavin said: "Brexit is a challenge but also an opportunity. It's a chance to build a more home-grown economy based on small businesses based here, employing people here and keeping money flowing around our economy. Chasing overseas money and making big cuts hasn't helped anyone. Most children in poverty now live in working families. Brexit is a chance to think again about how we run our economy. Whether it's speaking out against racism, advocating the living wage or defending our NHS, the Green Party has a proud history of bold thinking that our country now needs."

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