Broxtowe Green Party member, and former Kimberley Town councillor, Kat Boettge, has been selected by the regional party to fight the next European elections as the lead candidate. Kat will be leading the regional party’s campaign to keep the UK in the EU over the coming months.
Kat said: “I fear that the EU referendum debate will be hi-jacked by migration and scare mongering. As an EU immigrant myself, I have found this very troubling and saddening. Our climate, the need for energy and wildlife do not have borders; it makes sense to address these across our borders. Additionally the EU has benefited us greatly; it has helped farmers, protected workers’ rights and it has allowed us all to live in any EU country we wish.”
Originally from Germany, Kat has lived in Nottingham for 16 years. She was the East Midlands Green Party lead candidate in the previous 2014 elections. Kat is a single parent, and is working as a psychotherapist. She has had various positions within the Green Party, including being the previous regional chair, the national Green Party’s spokesperson for social care and a Town Councillor for Kimberley.
The 2019 European elections will be fought under a proportional party-list system. Kat will be the number one candidate on the Green Party’s East Midlands list and so stands a good chance of being elected an MEP.