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?

We need fresh ideas. The established ideas of a good society and economy are bankrupt. But we can choose a new path, and start to create a different future.

The Green Party is a small party with inspiring ideas, and a big heart. We’ve long fought for a society that’s more secure, equal, vibrant, healthy, living in balance with the planet. Click here for our 2017 manifesto, and my local priorities. 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, we need to restore power in our communities. For 15+ years, I’ve lived, worked, and volunteered with a wide range of people here in Leeds Central, to develop action for change. I love this city.

And 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 try to make things better. (Click here for what I’m involved in.)

And I’m now honoured to be running for Parliament in Leeds Central. (Click here to watch our short Leeds Central 2017 election video; and click here for more info about the election.)

On Thursday 8th June this year, we face a choice: accept more of the same-old – or break from the past, and start creating a different future for ourselves. Let’s go!