13 May 2017
Thanet Green Party has announced its candidates for the Thanet North and Thanet South constituencies; Ed Targett and Trevor Roper. Standing in Thanet South will be Trevor Roper, a former secondary school Design and Technology teacher who lives in Minster. He is active in local schools supporting the ‘Greenpower’ extracurricular club, which constructs battery-powered cars to compete in national competitions. The subject he taught inspired Trevor’s keen awareness of environmental issues and their implications for transport, construction and renewable energy. Thanet North candidate Ed Targett, 34, lives in Margate and grew up in Herne Bay. Previously a journalist, he now works as a content writer and runs his own business. A dad-of-three, he is hugely concerned about climate change and biodiversity loss. He believes that a “Green New Deal” of investment in innovative clean energy, transport and housing infrastructure could generate millions of jobs, whilst helping the environment. He has been a Green Party member for 15 years and was the parliamentary candidate for North Thanet in 2015.