WARRINGTON and Halton Green Party has announced its candidate for Warrington North in the pre-Christmas general election.

Deputy leader Lyndsay McAteer will battle for the seat for the party.

She said: “I am looking forward to representing the Greens in the December election standing for Warrington North.

“Only the Green Party offer a bold new vision which will result in policies to address the climate emergency, while ensuring social justice and an end to austerity politics.”

In Warrington South, Green Party leader Steph Davies is stepping aside to help secure a Remain vote as part of a series of electoral arrangements with the Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru.

She says she is doing it to ensure the Remain vote in the election on December 12 is ‘unified’ and the Tory candidate is ‘not successful in the constituency’.

Similar electoral arrangements have been made in a number of other constituencies across England and Wales.

Ms Davies said: “The Greens feel strongly that Brexit would be deeply damaging and to that end we are willing to work with other parties for the common good.

“This is the right thing to do for local people.”

Former Mayor of Warrington Geoff Settle, who quit the Labour Party earlier this year, is now a member of the Greens.

He said: “I was happy to nominate Lyndsay McAteer as candidate for Warrington North.

“She is passionate about Green issues and has been raising her profile in Warrington over the years.

“Her candidacy will be a good way to do more about protecting the green belt, fighting climate change and much more within this town.”