Larry Sanders, the 81-year-old brother of former US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, has been selected by the UK's Green Party to contest from former prime minister David Cameron's old parliamentary seat.
Larry grew up in New York and has lived in Oxford since 1969, making him eligible to contest the election on October 20 from Cameron's Witney constituency in the university town.
Cameron, has quit as an MP on September 12, nearly three months after he resigned as Prime Minister in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the EU in a referendum.
After his selection yesterday, Larry said: "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," he added.
He credited his brother, who ran against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party nomination, for much of his political education.
Larry has previously contested polls as a candidatein the neighbouring Oxford West and Abingdon constituency for the Green Party in 2015, where he finishedinfifth place.
Last night, a local Conservative councillor and barrister wasselected by the Conservative party to run for Cameron's seat.
Robert Courts has lived locallyfor several years and served as West Oxfordshire District Councillor since 2014.
The 37-year-old was selected from a shortlist of three and will be supported in his campaign by Cameron.
He is widely expected to retain the seat for the Tories, with Cameron, securing a majority of more than 25,000 votes at the last General Election.
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