Here’s what he said
Larry Sanders, the brother of US Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders and Green Party member, is eyeing a move to replace David Cameron as MP for Witney and West Oxfordshire.
The 81-year-old ran as a candidate in the neighbouring Oxford West and Abingdon constituency in 2015, but finished in the fifth place.
Sanders said: “The major political parties are in disarray. The polices of the last 30 years, shifting resources and power from the majority to the richest, culminated in the illegality and greed which crashed the economy in 2008. The Green Party has pledged to make Britain a fairer and less divided nation.
“We need to show that we don’t want Britain to be the most unequal country in Europe. We don’t want unmet health needs to increase when we already have too few doctors, nurses, and hospital beds.
“We don’t want the Government to impose unworkable contracts on 50,000 precious doctors, when it is clear that the supposed reason for the contract, a seven day hospital service, can’t be done at present funding.
“This is a rich, capable and decent country. We can do better.”
Last year, Sanders was made Green party’s health spokesman.
The news comes as former Prime Minister David quit earlier this month.
In a statement, he said: “Look, I thought about this long and hard over the summer and I decided that the right thing to do was to stand down at the member of Parliament for Witney. There’ll be a by-election, I’ll give the Conservative candidate my full support but in my view with modern politics, with the circumstances of my resignation, it isn’t really possible to be a proper backbench MP as a former prime minister.
“I think everything you do would become a big distraction and a big diversion for what the government needs to do for our country. I support Theresa May, I think she’s got off to a great start, I think she can be a strong Prime Minister for our country.
“I don’t want to be that distraction. I want Witney to have a new MP who can play a full part in parliamentary and political life without being a distraction.”