Your son is old enough to run in a general election. Even though he is an outsider, I feel it’s good because
People who support Green policies should be able to vote for them, even in constituencies where the odds are against winning a seat. It all contributes to the national debate.
Participation by young candidates is important to sustain democracy. His
generation will face a radically different future, volatile and unpredictable, and they need to know that they can assert their ownership of public policy to build their future, and not feel alienated from politics.
So from here until polling day, I get to drive the car, hang some posters, hand out leaflets and shut up, mostly, probably, apart from the odd rant!
One of his candidate profiles is here – have a look.