Bromsgrove & Redditchs’s own Michelle Baker is one of four candidates who have been nominated for the Norton by-election which will take place this January 19 2017
The poll is being held following the death of Coun Pete Lammas at the end of last year.
Conservative Michael Webb, Labour’s Rory Shannon, UKIP’s Adrian Smart and Green Party candidate Michelle Baker will contest the seat.
Green Party candidate Michelle Baker said,
“Across the country the Greens are the new broom sweeping through the dusty corridors of power; from Solihull to Brighton, Worcester to Norwich. In the West Midlands alone there are 24 Green Party councillors serving on 11 councils, all asking tough questions and offering ideas to protect essential public services and vulnerable people.
“I’m convinced there are achievable local solutions to the wider issues in society; whether that’s a lack of government spending, the economic downturn or climate change.
“I want our town to measure success not only economically, but by taking account of social equity; the health and happiness of our residents. I want to see a green economy for Bromsgrove, one that’s based on creating jobs, keeping money local and ensuring every child has the best possible chance in life. I want positive change, for the common good.
“People tell me they feel failed by “business-as-usual” politics. And I’m not surprised. That’s why I tell them it’s time to vote Green.”