Andrew Boswell (Green) candidate profile

Green candidate Andrew Boswell is keeping a level head during his party's first venture into north Norfolk's political world.Having never before fielded someone in the seat, the Greens do not expect to win yet the 53-year-old hopes he will offer a tempting alternative for at least some voters.

Green candidate Andrew Boswell is keeping a level head during his party's first venture into north Norfolk's political world.

Having never before fielded someone in the seat, the Greens do not expect to win yet the 53-year-old hopes he will offer a tempting alternative for at least some voters.

Mr Boswell has decided against trying to knock on every door in the sprawling north Norfolk constituency given his party's small number of followers in the area able to give him a hand.

Instead he, along with his fellow candidates, will aim to win over voters at hustings over the next few weeks where he will seek to encourage a move away from the tactical - 'your party can't win here so pick me instead' - voting other parties endorse.


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The father-of-three, whose campaign was launched with the help of Only Fools and Horses star Roger Lloyd-Pack, said: 'I think the important thing is that people vote for what they believe in.

'I know I haven't got the greatest chance of being the next MP. But I would hope people will be able to feel they would rather vote for something they believe in and slowly we will make that change.'

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Born in Bath but now living in Norwich, Mr Boswell has been a county councillor in the city's Nelson ward since 2005 and retained his place with 64pc of the vote in the 2009 local elections.

But, despite a lack of direct experience of north Norfolk politics, he insists his time as a county councillor has given him a good insight into the issues here - having stood against the decision to switch off flood sirens and spoken out against the use of second-home cash outside of the district.

In addition to those, he sees protecting coastal communities, improving care for the elderly and encouraging local communities to thrive, as the main concerns of the constituency.

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