The Isle of Wight Green Party has revealed its full list of candidates for the May 6 elections.

Existing parish and town councillors Daniel James, Joe Lever, Jaimie Bundell and Cameron Palin are all hoping for a seat at County Hall.

The self-dubbed Green Team of 2021 are from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, including a former headteacher and police officer, an ex-nurse and a ex-care home worker. 

They include a hospitality worker, therapist, town planning consultant, driving instructor and bar owner, as well as a musician, computer game developer, digital designer, classical performer, writer and artist).

Claire Critchison, Green Party candidate for Chale, Niton and Shorwell, said “Our beautiful Isle of Wight countryside needs protection from large scale housing developments, and Island residents need a council which protects our most vulnerable people.

"Green Party councillor candidates have been working for years in our local communities, through volunteering, campaigning and supporting residents and businesses through the difficult times. Now we are ready and prepared to take our seats in County Hall, and work for a greener, fairer Isle of Wight.”

Paul Wilson, Green Party candidate for Lake North, said: "There is only one way for the Island to thrive and that is through a sustainable, progressive approach which harnesses new ideas whilst respecting our countryside and our heritage.

"The only party who want to preserve the environment and bring fairness back are the Greens.

"We need an Island that is prosperous as well as ecologically sound, governed through listening and not imposed Westminster ideology.”

Nathan Stubbings, Green Party candidate for Cowes South and Northwood, said: “We must address the climate emergency.

"The Isle of Wight is uniquely placed to harness our natural resources for clean, safe and renewable generation of power through solar, tidal and wave power. We can be using our local solutions to be an example to the rest of the UK: where the Isle of Wight leads, Britain follows!"

The Green Party has also released a launch video in the run up to the election...