Eamonn O’Nolan selected as Green Party candidate for Suffolk Coastal

10th May, 2017

Press release from Suffolk Coastal Green Party

Eamonn O’Nolan, Retired Technologist, selected as Green Party Candidate for Suffolk Coastal

Eamonn is 63, and has lived in Woodbridge for 5 years. He spends most of his week as a Volunteer First Responder at East of England Ambulance Service, and is a Woodbridge Town Councillor.

Following his successful selection at a meeting of local party members, Eamonn pledged to make protecting local A&E services, improving the availability of quality schools in Suffolk, and securing a second referendum on membership of the EU a priority for his campaign and, if elected,  his work as an MP.

Eamonn O’Nolan said:  I am delighted to be standing for Suffolk Coastal.  Frustration has brought me here.

As a First Responder, I see first-hand the effects of government cuts on people who need it most.  Every day and night, I see NHS workers battling with incredible determination and skill to save people’s lives, when the resources they should have at their disposal have been cut below survival level.

Sizewell C is a dangerous and unnecessary solution to our future power requirements.  You don’t have to be green to know that renewables are coming fast.  By the time Sizewell comes online, the power it produces will be so unaffordable, it will be irrelevant.  In the 15-year construction process, the government will destroy the countryside, destroy tourism in Suffolk, destroy livelihoods in places like Aldeburgh, Leiston, and many other towns, and destroy wildlife.  This is a destructive program, with no justifiable benefits.

I want to stand up for Suffolk Coastal, against destructive policies which are just plain wrong.

The general election will take place on June 8th.

Note
Eamonn O’Nolan was born in Dublin, and moved to the UK in the early ‘70s.  His career was spent in the technology industry, and he retired to Suffolk five years ago.  Passionate about clean air and his surroundings, Eamonn has long been an opponent of fracking, and is now actively involved in the campaign against Sizewell C.  Eamonn & his wife Catherine have 7 children and their dog Luna.

Spokespeople available for comment – Eamonn O’Nolan, Charlotte Zakss

Contact: Eamonn O’Nolan Eamonn.onolan@greenparty.org.uk 07770 786 419

 Charlotte Zakss, charlie2zakss@googlemail.com 07834 589 543