The Northern Ireland Green Party’s Ross Brown officially confirmed his candidacy for the European election yesterday after lodging his nominations with the Electoral Office in Belfast.
The 28-year-old east Belfast resident said: “I am proud to be standing as Green Party NI candidate for Europe and would relish the opportunity to represent the citizens of Northern Ireland at the European Parliament.
“I have a strong background in economics having worked for the Treasury and a good grounding in Northern Ireland politics as I have worked as a researcher for Green Party MLA Steven Agnew at the Assembly for three years.
“The Green Party has been established locally for over three decades and we offer a genuine alternative to a new generation of voters who want to see our society progress in a meaningful and sustainable way.
“The Green Party is big in Europe already with 48 MEPs in the parliament.”
Mr Brown is also standing as a candidate for Belfast City Council in the Ormiston area of East Belfast.