13 March 2015

Poet Spoz chosen to contest Culture Minister's Bromsgrove seat

FORMER Birmingham Poet Laureate Giovanni ‘Spoz’ Esposito has been confirmed as the Green Party candidate to contest the Bromsgrove seat at May’s general election.

And the Rubery resident has hit the ground running – he has already organised an evening of music and poetry to raise funds for his election campaign.

‘Spoz’s Green Stuff’ will be an unplugged evening of music, featuring several artists, including Nigel Clark from Dodgy and folk, skiffle, pop and blues acts.

It will be held at The Hop Pole from 7pm on March 29. There will also be an auction, raffle and poetry from Spoz. Admission is £5 (minimum donation) on the door.

Before that he will be participating in a hustings event with other candidates at South Bromsgrove High School.

Spoz said: “It’s time for a change from the business-as-usual politics.

“For me, every Green Party policy stems from the belief that our wellbeing should not be pursued at the expense of others and at the expense of our planet.

“A vote for the Green Party is a vote for the common good.

“I’m chuffed to be selected.”

Alistair Waugh, Bromsgrove and Redditch Green Party co-ordinator said: “Spoz would work his socks off for the Bromsgrove constituency.

“He’s passionate about tax fairness, youth provision, welfare and education.

“Following the ‘green surge’ of interest in the Green Party over recent months, we’re confident local people will support Spoz.”

Visit facebook.com/voteSpoz to follow the popular poet’s election campaign.

Reprinted by kind permission of The Bromsgrove Standard