Candidate Profile 2: Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson is the Ceredigion Parliamentary candidate for the Green Party of England and Wales. He was born in Maidstone in Kent but moved to West Wales at the very young age of 3 months. He graduated from Brighton University with a degree in Computer Science before going on to establish a computer company in Ceredigion which continues today.

I must admit it has been a rather difficult task to find information about Mr Thompson as you might expect given that he’s a relatively unknown candidate. However, I did find an interview that he did with the Daily Post in which he said this:

“It is naive to think that leaving the bankers in charge of our economy is a good idea when they caused one of the biggest financial crisis in history.

The Greens have the right plan to fix our economy and make sure it works for the many and not just the few.

We want to create a world that provides environmental, social and economic justice for all, not just the wealthy.”

In terms of the Green Party’s history in Ceredigion, there is plenty to read. You may not know this but the Green Party’s first elected MP was not in Brighton Pavilion, it was here in Ceredigion. In 1992 the Greens and Plaid Cymru joined forces and elected Cynog Dafis on a joint ticket. It was a huge moment, possibly the biggest shock of the 1992 election. As you may be able to tell from the fact that there is both a Green and a Plaid candidate this time, this partnership is no longer a thing.

In the last election the Green Party came 6th of 6 with 696 votes. With the so called “Green Surge” they will be hoping to improve on that total this time around but are unlikely to be in contention to win the seat.

Again, I won’t go into Green Party policy too deeply but their main priorities in this election are as follows:

  1. End Climate Change and increase the use of renewable energy
  2. Stop Austerity
  3. Scrap the Trident Nuclear Weapons Programme

For a full list of Green Party policies you can see their manifesto via the link below. Apologies for the fact that this article wasn’t as full as the last one. I don’t want you to think that I am showing any bias against Mr Thompson or the Greens, it’s just that it is much harder to find information about candidates from smaller parties.


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