TYNEDALE GREEN PARTY NAMES NICK MORPHET AS CANDIDATE FOR HUMSHAUGH WARD 2021
Veterinary surgeon, environmental campaigner and care worker turns parliamentary candidate.
Tynedale Green Party has selected Acomb resident Nick Morphet to be its county council candidate in Humshaugh
Tynedale born and bred, the 43-year-old veterinary surgeon decided to dedicate his life to social and environmental issues. He now splits his time between wildlife veterinary work, conservation volunteering and caring for people with learning disabilities.
Nick shares the Green Party’s bold vision of a better future, policiesgeared towards improving people’s lives while simultaneously benefiting the environment – it’s the ultimate ‘win-win’ situation. One example would be ‘rewilding’ the uplands, something that I’m particularly passionate about. By encouraging trees to grow, we can combat climate breakdown and the wildlife crisis while also creating new jobs and opportunities for recreation, as well as preventing flooding downstream. Changes such as these are urgently needed, but fortunately Northumberland has enormous rewilding potential. A second example would be improving rural public transport to fight climate change – again, everyone’s a winner!”.
Despite his environmental concerns, Nick is optimistic: “Awareness of climate breakdown and the wildlife crisis is at an all-time high, and the Green Party has more councillors than ever before, with four councillors in the northeast. I’m really looking forward to the campaign and I hope to take as many people with me as possible”.