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General Election 2019: Ruth Johnson hopes this election will be a building block for the future

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This election is a stepping stone for the future says North East Cambs Green Party candidate Ruth Johnson.

She hopes this time around she will build on her share of the vote from 2017 and said for her it has been a four year campaign rather than just four weeks.

Ms Johnson said: "I have been campaigning for the past four years, I work at a school and I'm a town councillor so I am talking people all the time.

Ruth Johnson is hoping to increase her share of the votes this time around. (24138113)
Ruth Johnson is hoping to increase her share of the votes this time around. (24138113)

"The message I have had on the street is that it is all about Brexit, but people are also concerned about the climate emergency too.

"What we need to do is concentrate on attracting the young vote, as they care more about the climate, and we perhaps need to approach Labour again about working towards getting proportional representation.

"The current system favours the Conservatives, so why would they want to change it, but it does not represent the people of the country. If we can persuade Labour to join with us and the Liberal Democrats then we might stand a chance to change the voting system.

"In the meantime the message I am getting from the Green Party headquarters is that we are doing well and will keep more of our deposits this time, which is positive. We are still a relatively young party, so perhaps in 10 or 15 years time, will be more of force."

Read what Labour's Diane Boyd has to say here.

Read Liberal Democrat Rupert Moss Eccardt's view here.

Read Conservative Steve Barclay's thoughts here.

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