I’ve always backed Labour. But on Thursday, I will vote Green for the first time | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

My vote for the Green party in the European elections is a vote for a commitment to a better future – and a vote against Brexit

For the past few weeks, I’ve been considering voting Green in the European elections, and I think I’m going to do it.

It will be my first time voting Green. The environment is my main motivation. In many ways, I’ve always been an ideal Green party voter. I grew up vegetarian, surrounded by people who grew their own veg, and living next to a lake filled with the rare fish, Arctic char, under threat of extinction because of poor water quality. I’ve always been aware of climate change, but a combination of weird weather, awareness campaigns, David Attenborough documentaries and political direct action have made me look the situation more directly in the face.

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