8 November 2019
Wales Green Party are pleased to confirm that Anthony Slaughter, the leader of the party in Wales, has been selected as the party’s candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan constituency in December’s General Election.
The Vale of Glamorgan is one of 11 seats in Wales being targeted by Unite to Remain. This is a cross party arrangement with Greens, Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats working together in a select number of seats to maximise the Remain vote and ensure a strong anti Brexit voice at Westminster.
Anthony Slaughter has been a strong campaigner for a People’s Vote on any Brexit deal over the last three years and is a co-founder of the Vale for Europe campaign group. He has represented Wales Green Party at elections at every level, including twice standing as a candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan council.
Anthony Slaughter said, ‘I am standing as the Green candidate in this election to give voters in the Vale a clear choice to vote for a Remain party. We have been consistent in our opposition to Brexit, calling for a People’s Vote from day one. Brexit would be deeply damaging across Wales and this is the right thing to do for our communities.
I am also pleased that we are working cross party on this vital issue, putting the old tired tribal politics aside.
At a time of climate chaos it is equally important that voters are given the opportunity to vote for the one party with real, longstanding policies to tackle both the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis.
In these challenging times a vote for Wales Green Party is a vote against the climate chaos and a vote for Europe.’