Bury St Edmunds councillor Mark Ereira-Guyer is to stand as a Green Party parliamentary candidate in Ipswich at the next general election.
It marks a change for the Suffolk County Council Green Party group leader after he fought for the Bury seat for the Greens at the last election and twice before for Labour.
The 52-year-old, of Bury, said as an urban seat, Ipswich was ‘more fluid and progressive’. He added: “We need to bring manufacturing and food production back to Britain, restructure away from globalisation towards strong local economies built around small businesses and co-operatives. Ipswich has suffered extensively from globalisation - it would benefit hugely from re-localisation.”
The Party is still looking for candidates for Bury and West Suffolk. Meanwhile, Bildeston parish councillor Robert Lindsay will stand for the Greens in South Suffolk, Graham Elliott, who represents Beccles for Waveney District Council, will fight for Waveney and teaching assistant Rachel Smith-Lyte will stand for Suffolk Coastal.