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Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman is an independent candidate in Rochdale in the UK Parliamentary by-election.

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The Reverend Mark Coleman, a long-time climate campaigner and Just Stop Oil supporter, is standing for Parliament.

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Imprisoned for taking nonviolent direct action, he is running in the Rochdale by-election created by the death of the well respected MP Sir Tony Lloyd.

Mark (64) worked as a vicar in Rochdale town centre until his retirement, due to Parkinson’s disease, in 2020. He continues to serve as a Church of England priest and lives with his wife, Wendy, a former Labour councillor and Assistant Portfolio Holder for Climate Change. They have two grown up sons.

Mark said:

‘The people of Rochdale deserve the truth - and that is we need radical action on climate right now to stand any chance of a safe and stable future. Government policies have put us well on the way to climate hell, and the Labour Party is willing to let that happen. I'm horrified that the Labour Party will not revoke the Tory new oil and gas licences given out by this corrupt government. Rosebank is the UK’s largest undeveloped field and the emissions will cause massive suffering and death. I want the people of Rochdale to be able to ‘Vote change’ in this election to show they want failing Westminster politicians to step up and defend our future.”

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2024 Rochdale: UK Parliament elections Independent (Results due after 29 February 2024) Position not available

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