Anti-fracking campaigner and organic gardener John McNamara is The Green Party candidate for Boughton.
John, from Peel Terrace, Newtown, operates his business from a Victorian walled garden.
He recently met fashion designer Vivienne Westwood when she visited a protest camp in Upton established in opposition to a proposed test drill for coalbed methane extraction where he wore one of her shirts in tribute.
His spokesman said: “John is passionate about the Chester area. He has been instrumental in the local anti-fracking movement from the very start, championing the rights of Boughton's residents to clean water and their concerns over public health.
“John is a keen activist of the environment and local issues as proven by his involvement and support of many different groups and charities including Miles of Smiles and promoting youth sport teams. At the start of the year he received a commendation from Cheshire Police after apprehending the mugger of an elderly lady on Brook Street.”
John, who lives with his partner and dog, has four children and two grandchildren.
His spokesman said John recently listened to concerns about vehicle movements linked to the construction of the Crewe Street student complex and “actioned a successful plan to stop the problem”.
The spokesman claimed John helped negotiate for an increase in the width of the canal towpath near the Waitrose development after concerns were raised by visually-impaired residents.
“The plan is to install a temporary cyclist dismount sign until the towpath is restored to its full width,” he said.
As a result of local feedback John reiterated anxieties to the authorities over anti-social behaviour from the Richmond Court development and believes in a “zero tolerance approach” to policing the area and making it an alcohol free zone.
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