Clare Turnbull - Gorrell Ward (Whitstable) By-Election
Clare has been a Whitstable resident for the past 10 years and has played an active role in the local community, particularly as a school governor at The Whitstable School, during that time. She currently works part-time in educational research and has a Master’s degree in Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University.
Clare is passionate about environmental issues in Whitstable and the surrounding area, and has been involved with local campaigns such as the Whitstable SOS march which took place on Saturday 9th October to protest ongoing water pollution along the Kent coast. She aims to prioritise protecting the open environmental spaces of Whitstable through sustainable development in the local area. Furthermore, Clare will work to preserve the life and spirit of Whitstable by supporting a local, environmentally sustainable economy.
Clare says that she would like to be “the kind of councillor who reaches out to people, a councillor who listens to people’s worries and tackles the issues that affect us day to day, a councillor who, unlike the other party candidates, does not have to toe a party line.”
Local Elections - 6th May 2021
Canterbury City Council By-Elections
We are pleased to announce that we will be standing candidates for the by-elections in both Swalecliffe (Keith Bothwell) and Westgate (Terry Thompson).
Kent County Council Elections
Keith Bothwell - Whitstable East & Herne Bay West
Terry Thompson - Westgate By-Election
Andy Harvey - Herne Village & Sturry
Brian Shelley - Herne Bay East
Brian spent his early years in Kent, returning to live in Herne Bay 10 years ago. His family were involved in green issues and he has written a play on green politics. His focus now is on the party's push to create, especially post-COVID, new jobs in the green economy,
Nicole David - Whitstable West
Anna Peckham - Canterbury North
Anna has lived in Canterbury for a number of years and has been active in campaigns to improve the local environment. She joined the Green Party because it has led the way on climate change, air quality, environmental and social issues. Anna is an advocate for libraries, trees, hedges, and the protection of green spaces. Other areas of particular interest include electoral reform and more sustainable building developments.
Henry Stanton - Canterbury City North
Henry has lived in the district since he was 6, and has previously worked as a teacher in Faversham for 14 years. He joined the party to campaign for climate change action, electoral reform and a closer relationship for all of us with nature. He has been a strong voice for clean air across the district.
Pat Marsh - Canterbury City South
Pat Marsh is Coordinator of Canterbury District Green Party and Secretary of Kent Greens. It was the Green Party's slogan, 'fair is worth fighting for', which drew her in over a decade ago, and it is the current one, 'for the common good', which inspires her. Now, more than ever, it is vital to have more than one Green voice in the room at the County Council to work with you to get things done.