FORMER Lyndon School pupil Chris Williams has been selected as a Green Party European Election candidate for the West Midlands at the 2009 European elections.
The Solihull resident played a key role in co-ordinating the campaign to elect Mike Sheridan - the borough's first Green councillor.
Now the 25-year-old is hoping his voice will be heard world-wide as he continues to support the Greens.
"I will be one of the youngest candidates at the elections so I hope I can offer that distinct voice which will appeal to the younger generation," he said. "We have had some success in the borough but it is now time to vote for a Green MEP to represent Solihull in Europe."
One of Williams' key pledges is to promote a Green New Deal to create jobs and tackle the climate crisis.
He believes that, like Germany, the UK should have created more than 250,000 jobs in renewable energy.
Chris said: "I'm looking forward to discussing the Green Party's excellent record in Europe, and to explain how we can have local empowerment while working with Europe to create jobs that will tackle both the economic downturn and the climate crisis."