Molly Scott Cato welcomes increase in Bristol electorate

Responding to the news that an extra 69,000 voters have joined the electoral roll in the West of England, with Bristol West seeing the biggest upswing in registered voters, Molly Scott Cato, MEP for the South West and the Green Party’s candidate for the constituency, said:

“It’s fantastic to see such a big increase in the number of people registered to exercise their democratic rights in Bristol. But the news isn’t a surprise to me. On the doorsteps of Bristol West, it’s clear that people actively engaging in this election campaign.”

“With health services in the city facing £250m of unspecified cuts; schools braced to have their budgets slashed by £33m, and a constituency that voted 80% Remain facing an extreme Brexit it’s no wonder people are motivated to make sure their voice is heard.”

“As a Green MP for Bristol West, defending and protecting our schools and our NHS would be my top priority and I am delighted to have been backed by the National Health Action Party because of that. The Green Party is the only parliamentary party committed to restoring a truly public, fully-funded NHS. Also, Greens are also the only pro-EU party that can win in Bristol. And we’re absolutely clear on offering a ratification referendum on the terms of any Brexit deal – with remaining in the EU being an option.”