Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud, who recently moved to Herefordshire, has revealed who he will vote for in the general election.

McCloud has chosen to add his voice to the campaign of North Herefordshire's Green Party candidate Ellie Chowns.

The Grand Designs presenter has appeared in a video shared by Chowns on Facebook, backing her campaign in North Herefordshire.

In the video, McCloud says he will be voting for Chowns because "she's brilliant and she has huge experience as an MEP and as a local councillor driving change here in this county".

"But perhaps most importantly," he added, "I'm voting for her because she has an amazingly strong chance of winning that seat in Westminster."

McCloud snapped up a farmhouse property in Bosbury, Herefordshire in 2021, with planning permission to make alterations to the home granted in 2022.

His video for Chowns comes as the candidate says she is close to beating Conservative's Sir Bill Wiggin in the general election on July 4.

The party says it has now polled 4,448 voters in the constituency via “doorstep conversations” since the start of the year, revealing that while 39 per cent intend voting Conservative, the tally for the Greens is just a whisker behind, at 38 per cent.

It says it has blended the figures with data from political analytics site Electoral Calculus to put Reform UK in third place in North Herefordshire on 14 per cent, while Labour and the LibDems languish on five and four per cent respectively.


Electoral Calculus’ own prediction for the seat is that Sir Bill will comfortably hold it with 38 per cent of the vote, followed by Labour on 28 per cent and the Greens third on 11 per cent.

Earlier predictions made by pollsters YouGov and Survation also show the seat as a comfortable Tory hold.

But Green candidate for the seat Ellie Chowns has said these outcomes are simply extrapolated from national polling data and “do not include any consideration of what is happening on the ground in places with strong local campaigns”.