The following Press Release is for immediate circulation:
The Falkirk Green Party are pleased to announce that Brian Capaloff will be the party's candidate in the Denny and Banknock Council by-election, which will take place on the 13th of August. Mr Capaloff, a board member of the charity Street Sense is currently employed by LinkLiving, an organisation which promotes health and wellbeing and independence for people over 16. .
Brian Capaloff said:
"For many people, politics is uninteresting. They don't see politicians talking to them about things which affect their lives. I joined the Scottish Green Party because they're different. They're addressing issues which affect the future of the world in which we live, but also which impact upon our everyday lives with an enthusiasm I’ve not seen before.
"I’m standing for Denny and Banknock as I believe that Green politics could make a real difference to people's lives here. Whilst working and campaigning on issues like housing, supporting people in the community and on employment, I would also work to ensure that Falkirk says a big NO to a fracking industry which could cause major harm to our communities, and to ensure that politics truly involves local people and works to ensure that their voice is heard where it matters."
Craig Allan, Falkirk Greens Co-Convenor said:
“Having a Green Party candidate on the ballot demonstrates our strong commitment to ensuring local environmental issues and social justice are at the forefront of this election. Although there is a long way to go, I believe Falkirk Council is in desperate need for a Green voice, and the people of Denny and Banknock can be the first to deliver that breakthrough.
"This campaign gives the Falkirk Green Party an opportunity to talk about issues that other parties are still yet unclear on. We're calling for a complete ban on Fracking and Underground Coal Gasification in the Forth Valley, and the only party with a clear position against all aspects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). With Brian's background in social housing and as a union rep, we're also in this election to make sure that low energy, affordable housing and long-term, sustainable jobs are main features of this campaign. I look forward to supporting Brian's campaign on the streets and doorsteps of Denny and Banknock.”