THE Isle of Wight’s Vix Lowthion has been re-selected as the Green Party of England and Wales spokesperson for Education and lifelong learning.

The national Green Party this week revealed its updated team of spokespeople during a meeting in central London, in preparation to reach new voters in the lead up to the next General Election.

Vix, who has held the role since 2016, stands alongside 12 other spokespeople and the leadership team as experts with lived experience and track records in their areas of expertise.

She said: “I am privileged and proud to be representing the Isle of Wight and speaking up on behalf of Green Party education policy for another term.

"Our schools, colleges and universities deserve much more support. Workers, students, citizens, families and educators must have greater access to training and learning throughout their lives."

“I pledge to continue to work hard to ensure everyone in our country has free access to good quality, meaningful opportunities to be curious, to be skilled, and to learn how to improve lives for ourselves and the communities we love.”

Vix continues to be a secondary school teacher in Newport, and the spokesperson role is unpaid.

Green Party co-leader, Jonathan Bartley, said: “When people get involved (with) the Greens, it’s because we have passion for the issues we care about.

"Our spokespeople like Vix work daily in their fields of expertise and know first hand the challenges our nation must overcome in the immediate future.

"They aren’t just spokespeople, they are megaphones for a movement of citizens who want real change.”

Other spokespeople announced include city councillors, trade unionists, a former diplomat and a Professor of Economics.