LARRY Sanders — the brother of US Presidential hopeful Bernie and the Green Party spokesperson on health and social care — will visit the Isle of Wight next week to support the party's election campaign.

He will speak alongside candidate Vix Lowthion at the Riverside Centre, Newport, at 2.30pm on Wednesday.

All are welcome to attend the event, which will focus on retaining the NHS as a public service and opposing privatisation.

If elected, Green Party MPs have pledged to introduce a bill restoring the responsibility for all health provision to the Secretary of State, and not private companies.

The Green Party also proposed investing an extra £6 billion a year investment in the NHS.

Ms Lowthion said: "It is fantastic Larry will be coming for his first visit to the Isle of Wight — or 'the centre of the universe's as he refers to us in his emails.

"Larry is a brilliant campaigner for the NHS and public health and social care and will have a lot to say on the issue, I am sure."