Search

Election 2017: Green Party’s Hornchurch and Upminster candidate says election is ‘more than just Brexit’

PUBLISHED: 18:30 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:53 09 May 2017

Green party candidate for the Hornchurch and Upminster constituency Peter Caton. Picture: Peter Caton

Green party candidate for the Hornchurch and Upminster constituency Peter Caton. Picture: Peter Caton

Peter Caton

The Green Party has selected its candidate who will fight in the general election to represent the Hornchurch and Upminster constituency.

Father-of-two Peter Caton, 56, of Upminster, says the election on June 8 should be about “far more than just Brexit” after he was chosen to stand for the Green Party.

“I am standing for the Green Party, because I believe that protecting our planet, its people and wildlife is the most important issue that mankind faces, and because I believe that we need a society and economy that are fair to everyone”, he said.

“I am a firm believer in all forms of equality, improving public transport, supporting local shops and small businesses, support for science and technology, dealing effectively with the increasing problems of homelessness and preventing cruelty to animals.

“This election should be about far more than just Brexit, but I support allowing the people to have the final say on EU membership, with a ratification referendum based on the best deal which our government can negotiate.”

Peter has thrown his hat in the ring after Dame Angela Watkinson, who served the constituency since 2001, announced she was not going to seek to be re-elected in June.

It was announced by the Conservatives that Julia Dockerill, a councillor for Tower Hamelets since 2014, will be standing for the party in a bid to win over the constituency.

Havering Ukip councillor in Harold Hill Lawrence Webb, is also in the running to be elected for Hornchurch and Upminster.

As a member of several environmental groups, owner of a company that manufactures water-based adhesives and part-time author, Peter keeps himself very busy and wishes to dedicate more of his time to the community.

He said: “Locally, I would push for improved bus services, a more effective and less damaging alternative to Thames Crossing Option C, reduced business rates to help shops, protection of our precious Green Belt and for more social housing.

“I believe that no vote is wasted and that every vote the Green Party receives is important as a demonstration of concern for our environment and for social justice.”

Related articles

Latest Romford News Stories

28 minutes ago

Police were called to a residential Hornchurch road late last night (Monday, July 16) after a man was robbed and stabbed in the leg.

43 minutes ago

A 13-year-old from Elm Park sang his heart out in the third episode of a blind singing audition and secured himself a place in the battle round.

11:09

A paedophile who preyed on ‘vulnerable’ children for more than 30 years has been jailed.

10:22

A Havering musical group jump aboard the S. S. American in the latest musical to show at Hornchurch’s Queen’s Theatre later this month.

13 minutes ago

A Breastfeeding Welcome scheme is launching in the borough, encouraging cafes, restaurants and other venues in Havering to register.

Havering is the second best borough in London for not wasting water, according to a new report on the affordability of fresh drinking water across the capital.

Yesterday, 17:00

The headteacher of a Hornchurch secondary school has revealed how she hopes a number of small changes to the average school day will add up to big results for her pupils’ futures.

Yesterday, 15:50

Nearly two months after the Travellers left the site all of the rubbish has finally been cleared.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

A 13-year-old from Elm Park sang his heart out in the third episode of a blind singing audition and secured himself a place in the battle round.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now