The Rutland and Melton Green Party has chosen Melton man Alastair McQuillan (29) to be its parliamentary candidate.
Alastair, who was born and bred in Melton, is a graduate in geography and environmental management at Northumbria University and works at The Kettleby Cross pub in Melton. He has also previously worked in biological research in Latin America and Indonesia.
Alastair said: “I’m delighted to be representing the Green Party to give the people of Melton and Rutland the chance to vote for a party of principles and policies that work for the common good.
“I believe in protecting our environment, in social justice, and a thriving economy based on independent business and local jobs. Public services should be run for people, not for the profits of private corporations. We need a free, publicly-funded NHS, a proper public transport service and we have to scrap tuition fees so everyone has access to a world-class education system without getting into crippling debt. People need a living wage, affordable homes and a real opportunity.”