Green Party announces candidates for Halton election
The Green Party has announced its candidates for the upcoming Halton local election, pledging to drive a ‘green recovery’ if it wins its first council seats in the borough.
The Greens more than doubled their number of councilors nationwide in the last round of local elections in 2019, with the party aiming to secure its first-ever presence in Halton in the May 6 election.
The party has said it wants to bring about a “ green recovery ” after what it called the “ long dark winter of Covid ”.
The Greens present nine candidates for Halton: David Heath (Beechwood and Heath), Andrew Dyer (Daresbury, Moore and Sandymoor), Richard Westman (Grange), David Coding (Hough Green), Gary Cargill (Mersey and Weston) and Tracy Miller ( Norton North).
Andrew Dyer has lived in Sandymoor since 2012. He is married with two children and works as a project manager. He has worked on projects focused on reducing the cost of renewable energy production and reducing the carbon footprint of companies.
Rich Westman has lived in the area for seven years and said he wants to give back to his community and make the city “ healthier, cleaner and safer for everyone. ”
Jonathan Bartley, National Green Party Co-Leader, said: âIt is vital that local councils have the climate in mind as we rebuild the economy after Covid.
“More green councilors means stronger engagement in all of our council chambers for the climate action we all know is urgent – and the good green jobs it will create.”
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The 2019 boundary review means all 54 Halton board seats will be up for grabs on May 6.
The local election will be held in conjunction with the Police and Criminal Commission elections for Cheshire and the Liverpool region Underground Mayor.
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