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

Yesterday, 17:00

An invitation is being extended to residents across the borough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at a special service.

Yesterday, 14:38

A man who is wanted in connection with nine burglaries was arrested in a police raid after he jumped from an upstairs window.

Yesterday, 12:50

A woman has been taken to hospital after a three-car pile up on the A127 in Upminster this morning (Monday, January 22).

Yesterday, 12:30

Two 20-year-olds from Chadwell Heath and Goodmayes have been charged in connection with a robbery in Southend on Saturday (January 20).

Yesterday, 12:16

These are the first purple Elizabeth line roundels installed ahead of the line’s official opening in December.

Yesterday, 11:11

A 60s-themed show celebrating everything that is British will be taking centre stage at a Romford theatre.

Yesterday, 09:00

Around 30pc of women in Havering aged 25-49 are not getting smear tests when invited, according to worrying figures from the borough’s healthcare experts.

Yesterday, 07:00

The National Trust is urging any past or present Havering residents to share their memories of Rainham Hall during the 60s.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

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