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General Election 2019: Paul Wharton is hoping to turn Sevenoaks Green

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Paul Wharton is the Green Party candidate in the forthcoming General Election for the Sevenoaks constituency

He has lived in Sevenoaks since 1994. He is a graduate of St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he studied modern history. He has worked in publishing and as a teacher in local secondary schools. He is a trustee of the town’s food bank.

Paul Wharton (21933673)
Paul Wharton (21933673)

Mr Wharton's involvement with the Greens began in the 2015 election campaign.

The decisive issue for him was the threat posed by global heating, which, he said, the other political parties has failed to grasp, despite their rhetoric. He wants to see a fairer and more sustainable society.

Over the past year, he has written extensively setting out a Green viewpoint on concerns such as air pollution, the state of the railways and Brexit.

He is chairman of the Sevenoaks and district branch of the party and stood as a candidate in the May district council elections.

He said the most important issue the country should consider when it goes to the polls on December 12 was the climate emergency.

He said: "This time, let’s vote on behalf of those who can’t – our children and grandchildren."

Other candidates for Sevenoaks in the election are Sean Finch (Libertarian Party) Paulette Furse (Ind), Seamus McCauley (Lab), Laura Trott (Con) and Gareth Willis (Lib Dem).

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