I am privileged and proud to have been selected as the Green Party candidate for the Ryde Appley and Elmfield Ward, particularly because the Green Party won this seat back in 2017, showing that there is strong support for the Green Party vision. We urge you to vote for and elect another Green councillor who will stand up for your area.
Born in Hampshire, I have had a home in Ryde for around four years and I have family who have lived and worked in Ryde for much longer.
I am always passionate about the community in which I live. I involve myself in community life and to that end have been active in Local Government, Round Table and Rotary and supportive of a number of local charities.
I have plenty of Local Government experience, previously serving 8 years as both a Parish and Borough Councillor in the Hampshire Test Valley. I was Chairman of both Recreation and Amenities and the Planning Committees. I intend to call on that experience to promote the Green Party vision for your area in particular and our Island in general.
Green Party policies are needed more than ever and I pledge to make them a priority for the well-being of our Island:
- Climate change is a reality, so becoming carbon neutral in our homes, transportation and daily lives is urgent.
- More of our Island wildlife is in danger of extinction than ever before and they need us to return their stolen habitats.
- Tax payers’ money must be spent wisely and for the benefit of our communities.
- Our local economy will fail if the poverty gap increase, but will thrive if everyone has a living income.
- Only the Green Party has the determination to bring about these urgent changes.
- Our Conservative Council is controlled by Westminster which often puts them in conflict with local needs, so they don’t have our best interest at heart.
At this critical time I ask for your support. Your vote for me, and the Green Party, will help bring about the urgent social and environmental changes that are undeniably needed for the well-being of you, your family and our uniquely beautiful Island.