These are the Green Party candidates standing for the Wealden District Council elections on May 2.
The party has put forward 25 candidates to fight for seats on the council, which represents residents in Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield, Uckfield, Herstmonceux Polegate, Pevensey Bay and more.
A spokesperson from the party said, “All of us are positive, practical thinkers who want to make Wealden a better place for everyone to live and work.
“We’re focusing on what matters most to local residents: many people are struggling because of the cost and lack of housing. We would push to peg social rents to local incomes, not house prices, and make sure developers can’t get away with building housing only for a wealthy few.
“Traffic speed worries many residents, so we’re pushing for 20 mph limits in villages and towns to keep us safe and reduce pollution.
“We need to improve Wealden’s waste management. We would work to reopen the recycling centres the council just closed and help local people and businesses to reduce and recycle better. This would all be part of our goal to take action to make Wealden carbon zero.
“We are realists, we know money is tight. But we also know people in Wealden are suffering because of cuts imposed from above, and our council’s weakness in the face of corporate greed and government austerity. We’ll represent residents, not a party, and work hard to make positive change for everyone.”
The Green Party candidates in Wealden are:
Arlington: Kay Syrad
Buxted: Caroline Coxon
Chiddingly, East Hoathly & Waldron: Alison Wilson
Crowborough Jarvis Brook: Colin Stocks
Crowborough North: Nigel Fox
Crowborough South West: Pam Tysh
Crowborough St John’s: Gabrielle Symonds
Danehill & Fletching: Simon Cramond
Forest Row: Patricia Patterson-Vanegas
Framfield & Cross-in-Hand: Tim Parry
Frant & Wadhurst: Beth Martin
Hadlow Down & Rotherfield: Felicity Thompson
Hailsham Central: Charlotte Still
Hailsham North: Rachel Chilton
Hartfield: Vania Phitidis
Herstmonceux & Pevensey Levels: Eve Ashley
Horam & Punnetts Town: Cornelie Usborne
Maresfield: Ian Tysh
Mayfield & Five Ashes: Jeff Bolam
South Downs: Mark Poland
Stone Cross: Charlotte Cumber
Uckfield New Town: Melissa Petty
Uckfield North: Simon Harriyott
Uckfield Ridgewood & Little Horsted: Toby Quantrill
Withyham: Keith Obbard
In the upcoming elections, there are 44 Conservative candidates, 27 Labour, 25 Green Party, 24 Liberal Democrats, five standing for UKIP and 11 independent candidates standing in total.
The full list of candidates is available here.
This newspaper has contacted each party putting forward candidates in the Wealden District Council elections. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a Wealden party or candidate and would like to be included in our coverage.