I joined the Green Party on the day Ed Miliband become leader of the Labour Party (September 2010). Like many of my generation, I was let down by both the Lib Dems and Labour, and I decided to throw my weight behind a party that had the same values as me, championed the right policies, and campaigned positively. 10 years later, I still believe passionately in the Green vision for a sustainable and equal society.
I have previously served as a Green Party councillor for Ashley ward (2013-16) and as the Bristol Green councillor group’s leader (2015). I have chaired the Association of Green councillors (2015) and the Local Government Association (LGA) Independent group’s electoral reform policy task and finish group (2015-16), which produced this report.
I have just completed an MSc (Distinction) in Urban Planning at the University of the West of England (UWE). My policy interests are creating sustainable cities, protecting and enhancing public services and open spaces, and constitutional and democratic reform.