The Green Party’s Victoria Percival will contest the race to become the next MP for Boston and Skegness.
The 39-year-old mother-of-three is a former Kitwood Girls pupil who lives in Boston and runs her own small business making baby carriers.
She told The Standard she is confident she can give the electorate a fresh choice from the rest of the field and believes she can win out in what is set to be an unpredictable vote.
She said: “I am there to give people a choice. If they don’t want to vote for the usual parties - or UKIP - I am there to give people something different.
“I do believe that social media and the media are giving us a voice. People realise we are not just ‘yoghurt weavers’ - we have got policies and they are pretty good policies.
“Once people know what the Green Party are about and do a bit of research I think absolutely we can win here.”
Victoria join Conservative Matt Warman, Labour’s Paul Kenny, UKIP’s Robin Hunter-Clarke, Lyn Luxton of Lincolnshire Independents and Chris Pain of An Independence from Europe in the bid to succeed the departing Mark Simmonds at May’s election.
Independent Paul Wooding is also expected to stand while the Liberal Democrats are said to be close to choosing a candidate.
*Victoria is holding a ‘meet your Green candidate’ event at Black Sluice Cafe in Boston on Tuesday.
Anyone can go along for a drink and a chat about what the Green Party stands for.
*Read an interview with Victoria in next week’s Standard.