Green Party Welsh National Assembly candidate urges voters to 'send shock waves through the political establishment'
John Matthews, candidate in the Blaenau Gwent by-election on 29th June, today called for a high turn out in the elections:
"We must send a strong Green message to the New Labour Government in Cardiff that Blaenau Gwent can no longer be taken for granted. Voters can make a positive, progressive statement by supporting the Greens. The impact of a sizeable Green vote would send shock waves through the political establishment in Wales and across the country.
"I welcome this opportunity to become the National Assembly representative for Blaenau Gwent. The Green Party's message of social and environmental justice is very relevant to South Wales. Jobs, health, and education are key issues for the people of Blaenau Gwent and during this campaign and as an Assembly Minister I will ensure the Green Party's policies on these become as well known as our stance on the environment."
John Matthews is a passionate advocate of Green politics and has been an active Green Party member for thirteen years. He was lead candidate on the South Wales Central list in the National Assembly election in 2003 and in last year's general election he was Green Party candidate in the Cardiff South and Penarth constituency. John has held various positions within the Green Party. He was General Secretary in Wales for 6 years between 1998 and 2004.