A former advisor for Network Rail has been named as the Bristol Green Party’s candidate for elected mayor.
Daniella Radice, an environmental specialist who has worked in the sustainable waste industry, was nominated by the party last night.
She said Bristol could be the “prototype for a sustainable city” and has pledged to build a new transport hub at Temple Meads station if elected.
Ms Radice was selected from a shortlist of four candidates by Green Party members following a hustings and will stand in the election in November.
A mini-manifesto was also launched, including the plans for a transport hub as well as giving community councils budgets and decision-making powers above the current Neighbourhood Forums.
“I believe that Bristol has immense untapped potential and could lead the UK’s green agenda and become a prototype for a sustainable city,” she said.
“We must look to ourselves, our ingenuity, inventiveness and desire to protect the natural world to fulfil this vision.”
Bristol Green Party leader Tess Green added: “For once this isn’t about Westminster politics. Bristol’s election is about Bristol’s issues, and Bristolians can elect the person best for the job.”
The Greens are the second of the parties represented at Bristol City Council to put forward their candidate for mayor. Marvin Rees has already been named as the Labour Party candidate, while the Conservatives have not revealed their shortlist of candidates.
The Liberal Democrat nomination will be fought by current leader and deputy leader of the council, Simon Cook and Jon Rogers respectively.
Other nominees include: George Ferguson, Independent; Paulette North, Respect Party; Craig Clarke, State Educated Party; Tim Collins, Independent; Spud Murphy, Independent; Andy Thorne, Independent; Eric Mutch (Mr Corrupt Self-Serving Thieving Lying B’Stard), Independent
For more information about Daniella Radice, visit: http://daniellaformayor.wordpress.com/