Molly Scott Cato will stand as an MP at the next general election.

The Green MEP for the south-west will contest David Drew's Stroud seat at the next election.

Accepting the nomination from Stroud Green Party Molly said: "What will transform the situation at Westminster is the election of a large group of MPs determined to end the Brexit nightmare and keep us at the heart of Europe.

"I’m standing to represent the people of Stroud constituency because I believe I am the person who could best represent their desire to do this, as well as their deep concerns about environmental issues.

"I’m proud that the Green Party has been clear in its opposition to Brexit and of the national leadership shown by Caroline Lucas in cross-party cooperation. "I’m also pleased that I have been able to play a role in leading the campaign to keep us in the EU for the past five years, both in the West Country and in Brussels.

Before being elected to the European Parliament in 2014, Molly served as leader of the Green Group on Stroud District Council.

Stroud MP David Drew announced last week he would stand again if a snap election was called. Molly will also be up against Conservative candidate Siobhan Baillie and the Brexit Party's Lourdesiree Latimer.

MPs are expected to reject calls for a snap election today, ruling out a poll before November.