Please note: The St Mewan by-election has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 Crisis
Karen Westbrook has been selected as the Green Party candidate for the St Mewan by-election on the 16th of April.
Karen has been an active environmental campaigner for many years, and has been a parish councillor in nearby Grampound.
Karen says “I am delighted to have been selected to stand for the Green Party in St Mewan. It is a beautiful area with much to recommend it, but it also has many of the problems faced by rural areas, such as transport and NHS shortages, and I am keen to help tackle these if I am elected.”
Karen lives in Grampound, and is a small business owner working in and around the St Mewan area. She is a keen cyclist and Bikeability instructor, and she is often found canoeing in the local rivers collecting litter.
Karen is involved with the local Transition Town group and worked with a local farmer on a project to re-introduce beavers to farmland above the Fal Valley three years ago. The beavers have helped increase the biodiversity of the area and prevented the villages below from flooding despite the wettest February since records began. Karen is also an ancient tree verifier.
Due to the Coronavirus situation, Karen will not be calling round in person to talk to St Mewan residents, as she would normally have done during an election.