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Ricky is Green's 2015 candidate

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: March 20, 2014

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RICKY Knight has been selected as the North Devon Green Party parliamentary candidate for 2015 general election.

The Greens were the last of the well known parties to confirm their North Devon candidate.

Mr Knight will go up against current MP Nick Harvey for the Lib Dems, Peter Heaton-Jones standing for the Conservatives, Mark Cann for Labour and Steven Crowther representing UKIP.

Mr Knight has been a member of the North Devon Green Party for 30 years while teaching in local secondary schools.

Mr Knight has twice been elected to Barnstaple council, he also stood for North Devon Council in 2003 and 2008.

In 2012 he stood for Devon County Council.

This is the third time Mr Knight has stood for a Westminster seat, first of all in 2005 and then in 2010 Mr Knight stood as a parliamentary candidate in the Bristol West constituency.

Mr Knight is also third on the South West Green Party's list of candidates for the 2014 European Elections.

In a statement on his selection Mr Knight said: "The Lib Dems have lost all credibility, it's essential to me that the electorate have the option of voting Green at every tier."

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  • Rockall2011  |  March 20 2014, 2:22PM

    In some respects, would be good to be able to vote for the Greens, but risk is that this will pave the way for the 'fruitcakes' to get in! Difficult. And oh, talking of UKIP, perhaps one of them would like to explain why they recently voted against efforts to prevent money laundering on the fourth anti-money laundering directive? Appreciate they don't often turn up at the European Parliament, but when they do...!

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