General Election Candidates

Carla Denyer, Bristol Central


Carla Denyer is a renewable energy engineer who got into politics because she could see our country’s problems and wanted to roll up her sleeves and help fix them.

In 2021, she became Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, having led Bristol to make the first climate emergency declaration in Europe. She’s used her platform to call for a ceasefire in Gaza, more action on the climate emergency and protection of our NHS.

In 2019, Carla made a significant impact as the Green Party’s MP candidate in Bristol West. She not only came second but nearly doubled the Greens’ previous vote share, receiving the highest number of votes that the Green Party has ever received in a General Election outside of Brighton Pavilion.

As a councillor and campaigner, social justice is at the heart of Carla’s work.  Whether on renters’ rights or access to public transport and key services, Carla had consistently stood up for the people who need it the most.

Chloe Turner, North Cotswolds


Chloe is a qualified chartered accountant by background, though local politics is now her full-time work. She lives with her husband and three children in Minchinhampton, within the North Cotswolds constituency. Chloe is a member of Gloucestershire County Council, where she is chair of the Environment Scrutiny Committee; she also chairs the Environment Committee at Stroud District Council. Chloe is SDC’s Council representative on the Minchinhampton & Rodborough Commons Advisory Board and a member of Climate Leadership Gloucestershire, which brings together seven councils, Police, NHS and Local Nature Partnership to consider how to mitigate and adapt to climate change in Gloucestershire.

Chloe says:

“I absolutely love where I live. I am well-known for working extremely hard to protect our local environment, standing up for better local services and campaigning for national policies that work better for people and planet. As MP, I will be a voice for nature and a champion for local issues, including tackling the decline in rural public services and the cost-of-living pressures facing so many residents.

This year, there is a real opportunity for genuine change in the Cotswolds, for the first time in decades. It’s an exciting chance to restore trust in politics and I’m ready to be at the heart of it.”

Andrew Bell, Exeter


Andrew Bell has lived in Exeter for over 20 years; his children were born in the city and attended local schools. He is a former teacher and previously worked as communications officer to former Green MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato.

Andrew has been actively involved in the local community in many ways, from being a youth group leader to helping those in need during the Covid pandemic. He deeply values the strong community spirit that makes Exeter special. Andrew’s priorities include affordable, warm and secure homes for all; investing in health services so everyone can access a GP and NHS dentist; and cleaning up the River Exe - bringing water companies under public control so they work for people and nature instead of private profit.

Andrew says:

“I would be proud to represent our city in Parliament and push for the policies that will help make Exeter a fairer, greener and healthier city. Exeter needs an MP who is free to stand up for the people and the environment of our great city, not just stand in line to vote as they are told. I am ready to join a group of Green MPs at Westminster!”

Martin Dimery, Frome and East Somerset


Martin Dimery was the Green candidate in the Somerton and Frome by election in 2023, coming third with the highest ever by-election vote in the UK by-election by a Green candidate and was the first leader of the Green Group on Somerset Council. Martin’s background is in teaching in both state and private sectors, and in the arts. He has published a humorous autobiographical account of his life on the road with a Beatles tribute called “Being John Lennon” as well as three stage plays.

Martin says:

"Frome looks like an idyllic place but the people who live here have the same problems with paying bills and finding a home as people across the country. The Green Party has solutions to the crises we are facing: keep rents down and insulating people’s homes; investing in our NHS to bring down waiting lists; and bring vital public services like water and railways back into public ownership.

The people of Frome have trusted me to build a fairer, greener community here, so they can trust me to do that in parliament."

Catherine Read, Melksham and Devizes


Catherine is a health professional, with thirty years’ experience as a clinical radiographer working in the NHS. Catherine set up full time nursery provision and a BMX riding facility in her local village and has been a school governor at both primary and secondary level and a Parish Councillor. As a member of various environmental groups, Catherine is involved in activities to address climate change and is gardening for wildlife.

Catherine says:

“I am proud to have been chosen as the Green Party’s candidate for Devizes. Living in this community, I will be standing up for local people and bring a fresh outlook and vision.

“People are struggling with an out of control cost-of-living crisis, soaring energy bills and public services that are just not working for us. I am optimistic that this can change. We are seeing how people are supporting our public sector workers, calling for our water industry, railways and energy to be in back public hands. The NHS would be safe with the Green Party. We would take control of the NHS and end creeping privatisation. We need more Green voices in Parliament, speaking out and challenging the government when they are not doing right by the public.”

Joe Salmon, Bournemouth East


Joe Salmon was born and raised in Dorset and moved to Bournemouth in 2016. He works as a data engineer for the NHS in Dorset and was elected to BCP council in 2023. He previously worked for South West Ambulance Service Trust in a leadership role during the Covid-19 pandemic and in the private sector before that. Joe is focused on reducing the waste of resources caused by privatisation and restoring integrity to our public services.

Joe says:

“The climate crisis is a priority for us all and I am committed to ending investment in fossil fuels and holding Wessex Water to account over spilling sewage into our sea. I believe we all want to see corrupt money thrown out of politics and the return of truly effective public services. Keeping our streets and communities safe is a political priority for me.

“I’m not interested in narrow party politics and the bickering between right and left: I am determined to make life better for people in Bournemouth and that is what I would do as your MP. Together, we can transform our political landscape and restore integrity to our public services. I ask for your support and your vote to make this vision a reality.”

Catherine Hayes, Camborne and Redruth and Hayle


A Town Councillor in Hayle, Catherine is co-founder of the campaigning group First NOT Second Homes and is highly active in her local community, supporting people facing food and energy poverty. She’s well known throughout Cornwall as a tireless campaigner for affordable housing and has done a great deal to draw attention to the extreme difficulty that local people face in finding anywhere to live, due to the proliferation of second homes and holiday lets pricing local outs of the market.

Growing up and raising a family in St Erth, Cornwall, Catherine understands the challenges faced by rural communities and Catherine is particularly dedicated to supporting those hardest hit by the cost-of-living crisis.

Catherine says:

“I am standing in this election to protect the NHS from the threat of privatisation and restore it to full strength and to return the water companies to public ownership. My campaigning on housing has given me useful experience I could use as an MP to turn the tide on the housing crisis. I am committed to delivering urgent action on the climate emergency and to invest in renewable energy and energy storage.”

Full List of GE24 Candidates for Constituencies in South West England

Bath - Dominic Tristram

Bournemouth East - Joe Salmon

Bournemouth West - Darren Jones

Bridgwater - Charlie Graham

Bristol Central - Carla Denyer

Bristol East - Ani Stafford-Townsend

Bristol North East - Lorraine Francis

Bristol North West - Mary Page

Bristol South - Jai Breitnauer

Camborne and Redruth - Catherine Hayes

Central Devon - Gill Westcott

Cheltenham - Daniel Wilson

Chippenham - Declan Baseley

Christchurch - Susan Graham

East Wiltshire - Emily Herbert

Exeter BC - Andrew Bell

Exmouth and Exeter East CC - Olly Davey

Filton and Bradley Stoke CC - James Nelson

Forest of Dean CC - Chris McFarling

Frome and East Somerset CC - Martin Dimery

Glastonbury and Somerton CC - Jon Cousins

Gloucester BC - Adam Shearing

Honiton and Sidmouth CC - Henry Gent

Melksham and Devizes CC - Catherine Read

Mid Dorset and North Poole CC - Benjamin Pantling

Newton Abbot CC - Pauline Wynter

North Cornwall CC - Lance Symonds

North Cotswolds CC - Chloe Turner

North Devon CC - Cassius Ley

North Dorset CC - Ken Huggins

North East Somerset and Hanham CC - Edmund Cannon

North Somerset CC - Oscar Livesey

Plymouth Moor View BC - Shayna Newnham-Jones

Plymouth Sutton and Devonport BC - Cam Hayward

Poole BC - Sarah Ward

Salisbury CC - Barney Norris

South Cotswolds CC - Bob Eastoe

South Devon CC - Robert Bagnall

South Dorset CC - Jon Orrell

South East Cornwall CC - Martin Corney

South West Devon CC - Georgia Nelson

South West Wiltshire CC - Fay Whitfield

St Austell and Newquay CC - Collin Harker

St Ives CC - TBC

Stroud CC - Pete Kennedy

Swindon North CC - Andrew Bentley

Swindon South BC - Roderick Hebden

Taunton and Wellington CC - Ryan Trower

Tewkesbury CC - Cate Cody

Thornbury and Yate CC - Alex Jenner-Fust

Tiverton and Minehead CC - Laura Buchanan

Torbay BC - Charlie West

Torridge and Tavistock CC - Judy Maciejowska

Truro and Falmouth CC - Karen LaBorde

Wells and Mendip Hills CC - Peter Welsh

West Dorset CC - Kevin Clayton

Weston-super-Mare CC - Thomas Daw

Yeovil CC - Serena Wootton

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