THE Isle of Wight Green Party will launch its General Election campaign in Cowes this weekend.

Parliamentary candidate Vix Lowthion will be joined by deputy party leader Amelia Womack, who will visit the Island to support the campaign for a Green MP.

They will officially launch the campaign outside Cowes Methodist Church, at 1pm on Saturday.

Speaking to Andrew Marr on BBC1, Green MP and former party leader Caroline Lucas said the Isle of Wight had one of the best chances in the country to return a Green MP.

She said: "Two million people voted Green in the European elections. What we want to do now is try to turn those votes into real seats.

"In places like the Isle of Wight, Bristol West, Stroud, Bury St Edmunds and others we now have a real chance of winning.”

Following a deal with the Lib Dems, the Isle of Wight is one of only ten places in the country where a Unite to Remain alliance has seen the Green Party placed as the agreed Remain supporting candidate.

Ms Lowthion said: "After Boris and Nigel have teamed up to impose a Hard Brexit Leave Alliance on the UK, it is more critical than ever voters who oppose them unite together in this election.

"Dozens of voters from all parties have been in touch with me to pledge their votes for the Green Party on the Island next month.

"The two big parties have failed us too many times. They want an MP who can vote independent of any party leader.”