13 May 2019
In a statement issued in Cambridge, Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, said:
"It is harder and harder to pretend that we’re not living in the middle of the most serious environmental crisis in recorded history. We desperately need people in British and Indeed global politics who are not afraid to name this challenge for what it is, and to look at what needs to change in our lives if we are to avoid terrible cost to future generations and to the most vulnerable people of our own generation across the world.
"Catherine Rowett is someone with the honesty, the courage and the clarity to speak out and think hard on these matters, and I sincerely wish there were more like her in our public life. I have deep confidence in her integrity and vision."
Catherine is a Norwich resident and Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia.
If elected she will represent Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire in the European Parliament.
The Greens came within 1% of winning a seat in the Eastern Region in the European election in 2014, collecting significantly more votes than the Liberal Democrats.
Green MP Caroline Lucas said: "Greens came close in Eastern England last time. We are the region’s strongest pro-Remain party. You can elect a Green MEP for the East this time.”