Ed!

The world is changing fast. Politics as we know it seems lost. We’ve failed to create a humane, secure society – and we’ve trashed the planet. Change is coming – and that’s no bad thing. But now can we best navigate it together in the years ahead?

First, we need fresh ideas, to rethink what we thought we knew. The established ideas of a good society and economy are bankrupt. We’ve been told we must soldier on – but we needn’t. We can choose a new path; we don’t have to do what we’ve always done.

The Green Party is a small party with inspiring ideas, and a big heart. We’ve long fought for a different kind of society: more secure, equal, vibrant, healthier, living in balance with the planet. Click here for more on our policies. And we’re a people’s party, not funded by big donors – but shaped and powered by regular people passionate about their communities and a better society.

Secondly, and crucially, we need to get back to basics – and restore power in our communities. I’ve lived in Leeds Central for 15+ years, and I love this city. Over the years, I’ve worked with a wide range of people to develop local action here, and help make good things happen.

Until 2015, I’d never been involved in ‘politics’ – but I felt local people deserved a positive alternative to the same-old stale establishment. So I joined the Greens, and stood in the local elections in 2015 and 2016. Huge thanks to all those who supported me, to the thousands who voted for me (we came a strong 2nd both years) – and for all the incredible encouragement from friends and strangers alike.

Since then, I and the great people around haven’t gone anywhere: we remain out and about in the local area – working and talking with local people to tackle day-to-day issues, to make things better. (Click here for what I’m involved in.)

And now we face this snap election, and I’m honoured to be running here in Leeds Central for the Greens. (Click here for more info about this constituency and election; and here for more on Green Party policies, and my views and priorities.)

On Thursday 8th June this year, we face a choice: accept more of the same-old, or break from the past, and embark on a journey to start imagining and creating a different future.

Many thanks for your interest, thanks in advance if you can offer us your support, and please be in touch anytime. Let’s go!