Green Party responds to Isle of Wight MP resignation

28 April 2017

The Green Party has responded to news Andrew Turner, Conservative MP for the Isle of Wight, has resigned [1] after making offensive comments about homosexuality on a visit to a college [2].

Vix Lowthion, Green Party candidate for the Isle of Wight, said:

“Andrew Turner was unfit to represent the Isle of Wight and his recent, abhorrent comments left his place in Parliament completely untenable. People here deserves someone who will stand up for them. Today the Green Party announced radical plans to protect LGBTIQA+ refugees, provide decent HIV protection and promote rights for intersex and trans people – that is the kind of politics people in the Isle of Wight need and only the Green Party can offer.”

ENDS.

For more information contact: press@greenparty.org.uk / 0203 691 9401

Notes:

  1. http://www.islandecho.co.uk/news/andrew-turner-resigns-mp
  2. https://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2017/04/28/green-party-condemns-conservative-mp%E2%80%99s-comments-on-homosexuality/ 
  3. Vix Lowthion is a teacher in the Isle of Wight and Green Party national education spokesperson

 






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