Our Parliamentary Election Candidates

Meet our Parliamentary Election Candidates

Our East Devon Green Party catchment area includes two Parliamentary Constituencies; East Devon, and Tiverton and Honiton and we have a candidate standing in each constituency.

If you would like to display a poster for the East Devon constituency please contact Henry Gent: h.f.gent@gmail.com . The following are available:

A4 paper and A3 paper, which are suitable for putting up inside windows of houses or the car (A4 anyway)

Large posters, which are suitable for putting up outdoors.

All the posters say “Vote Henry Gent – Green Party.”

If you have your own printer you can print out these posters for Henry, East Devon Constituency, or Colin, Tiverton and Honiton Constituency, and put it in the window of your house or car. 

Henry Gent A4 poster

 

Colin Reed A4 poster 

 

If you would like a generic ‘Vote Green Party’ poster to print and display at home please follow this link: https://www.greenparty.org.uk/posters.html

Colin Reed is our candidate in Tiverton and Honiton 

Parliamentary Candidate for Tiverton and Honiton

Colin Reed says “every single vote cast for the Green Party in this election will help to bring us all together to fight climate change.  If you believe this is the challenge of our lifetime – then vote with your heart and your mind for the most important issue.”

Colin makes no secret of his disability.  He says “the physical and mental aspects of my disability both make me who I am today and afford me much empathy with others who deal with the same sort of things and often much worse.”   Explaining why he is standing, Colin says “ The factual evidence of climate crisis has been instrumental in my decision, mostly because I cannot understand how anybody can bring a child into the world and then stand by and allow the future of the child to be damaged.  People cannot act unless central government provides the tools, policy and environment for them to do so.”

Colin says “another reason I am standing is that I am appalled by the behaviours of the present government, which specifically targets the most vulnerable members of our society.   Priorities on which I would seek to focus are health and mental health, poverty and homelessness, environmentally futureproofing new and existing housing, education and the young, abolition of universal credit, the establishment of ethically and environmentally responsible agriculture, and a people's vote as the only fair way to resolve Brexit. All within the framework of a Green New Deal. I'm confident in saying that the only party to have never broken faith with the British public is the Green Party and I ask everyone to support us as the only party with the answers to the really important questions and the guts to put planet and country above personal gain.” 

Colin is a single parent who has studied law through the Open University, and he has made a special study of our constitution, European law, and relationship between Britain and the European Union.  He says “I am well placed to debunk the lies which so many politicians have told on such matters.” 

Colin will be taking part in the following events:

Wednesday 27th November - Dunkerswell - Doors open 6.30pm 

Throgmorton Community Hall, Culme Way, Dunkerswell, EX14 4JP

Hosted by the Blackdown Hills Transition Group

Questions to be submitted before the event with follow up questions on the night. To reserve places: please follow this link: http://blackdownhillstransition.net/

Thursday 28th November 7pm – 9pm. Honiton. Climate Emergency Debate – Hosted by Climate and Biodiversity Election Debate

At Honiton Community College, School Lane, EX14 1QT

Tickets are free and can be ordered here.

Saturday 30th November - Tiverton

Tuesday 3rd December – Axminster

No further details yet – please check later 

 

In East Devon, our candidate is Henry Gent

Parliamentary Candidate for East Devon 

Henry is a 61 year old farmer, living on the farm in Broadclyst, where he has lived all his life.  It is a mixed farm, and is currently concentrating on organic grain, vegetables, fodder, and chickens. Henry has been a trustee of local charities, the chair of a local grain storage cooperative, and the 2018 winner of the Chairman’s Award for the outstanding contribution to the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative. Henry is very interested in agricultural policy.

Henry says that for more than ten years the challenge of global warming has been at the top of his priorities.  As a result, he has changed his life style, and the farm business.  With his family he has built two dwellings on the farm to Passivhaus standards. He is involved with various initiatives within his parish to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and he chairs the parish council’s committees for communications and traffic. 

Henry says:  “family life and the family farm are the centre of my life, and the long term future means everything to me. My political priority is to be able to look future generations in the eye when they ask me what I did in the climate emergency.”

Henry will be taking part in the following events:

Wednesday 27th November on the afternoon at Clyst Vale Community College - pupils only

Thursday 28th November at Exmouth Community College, main hall, gets underway at 19.30, chaired by journalist called Andre and John Philpott (Exmouth Christians) - All free tickets are now gone. However, the event will be broadcast live on the Exmouth Journal’s Facebook Live feed.

Tuesday, December 3rd at Cranbrook Academic Campus at 19.30, refreshments available from 19.00 for a donation. Confirmed taking part: Claire Wright (Independent), Henry Gent (Green Party), Dan Wilson (Labour), Eleanor Rylance (Liberal Democrats) and Peter Faithfull (Independent). Chaired by Gerry Hinton, formerly Chair of Exeter College, Dartington College Finance Committee and Exeter Patient Panel. Introduction by Reverand Lythan Nevard, Minister for Cranbrook

 

Written questions will be accepted from 7 pm.

 

Friday 6th December, All Saints Church, All Saints Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8ES, 19.30. 

All six candidates standing for the East Devon Parliamentary constituency have now confirmed their candidacy and their intention to attend this hustings event.

Moderated by Vision Group for Sidmouth:  https://visionforsidmouth.org/event/general-election-hustings-in-sidmouth/

Open to all. Send your questions for the candidates to: https://visionforsidmouth.org/contact/