DAVID Mowat has labelled the Green Party's decision not to field a candidate in Warrington South as 'more evidence of Jeremy Corbyn's coalition of chaos'.

Warrington and Halton Green Party will not field a candidate in the constituency to avoid 'splitting the anti-Tory vote'.

Leader Steph Davies won 1,765 votes for the Greens in Warrington South in the 2015 General Election, in which Tory parliamentary candidate Mr Mowat secured a 2,750 majority over Labour to retain his seat.

Mr Mowat has responded to the announcement.

He said: "This is yet more evidence of Jeremy Corbyn's coalition of chaos.

"The only way to guarantee strong, stable leadership in the national interest under Theresa May is to vote Conservative on June 8."

Labour's Warrington South candidate Cllr Faisal Rashid has welcomed the decision from the Green Party.

He said: "The Green Party's decision not to field a candidate in Warrington South is a positive one because it means electors have a clear choice about green and environmental issues.

"That choice is between the Labour Party, which has a proven track record on leading the world on environmental protection, promoting the green economy, tackling global warming, cutting carbon emissions, promoting renewal energy and which opposes fracking.

"Or a Tory candidate, who supports fracking, a Tory Government with a track record for scrapping many successful green energy initiatives, a Tory Party that is considering withdrawing from European environmental protection measures and a Tory Party that includes climate change deniers who dismiss the science.

"While a vote for the Liberal Democrats may seem to respect these progressive values, in reality it only helps the Tories to continue their aggressive plans to wreck our public services and important employment, human rights and environmental protections."