The Green Party has 54 candidates standing in every constituency in Brighton & Hove. Here are a few of the newer faces who could make a difference to our city.
Rebecca Jones, Central Hove
I live in Central Hove but have lived all over the city. I first became interested in politics while working with community groups in East Brighton. I joined the Green Party because of the injustice I see daily through my work on affordable warmth and fuel poverty projects across the south east. I want the opportunity to stand up for a fairer society and be a voice for those rarely heard. I’m proud of how the city’s Green council has so far dealt with the cuts forced on them by Central Government.
Matthew Moors, Goldsmid
As a parent of four daughters, one with Down’s Syndrome, I have a keen understanding of challenges faced by parents and the need to protect our children and adult services. I have worked very hard in the city to build community resilience in my work with a third sector humanitarian organisation and as a Probation Officer. As Brighton & Hove Green Party’s Equalities & Diversity Officer I’m passionate about tackling issues related to hate crime and discrimination and will work to protect the more vulnerable in our community.
Georgina Turner, Preston Park
I graduated in 2008 with a degree in politics, after which I worked with the charity CAPS on the campaign to end the use of wild animals in circuses. I now work for an international NGO as the New Programmes Coordinator at the Climate Parliament. I’ve been a member of the Green Party for more than five years and was selected to be part of the Young Greens 30 under 30 training scheme in 2014. Previously, I stood as a council candidate in north London.
Vivek Rajcoomar, Hollingdean & Stanmer
I joined the Green Party because they are the strongest anti-austerity party. I am passionate about getting more people involved, both in democracy and in Green issues. I want to help people to see its relevance to their lives and to future generations. For example I suggested the Big Kiss-In outside Sainsbury’s following the incident where a lesbian couple were asked to leave. I am just finishing my biomedical science degree at Sussex University, where I was heavily involved with politics and the Students’ Union.
Hollie Wareham-Moscrop, Hanover & Elm Grove
I’ve lived in Elm Grove all my life. As a young adult, I believe I can bring exciting new ideas to the table. I care deeply about the people and environment of Hanover and Elm Grove. I hope to engage people with politics again by taking on issues that matter to them, such as the rising costs of fuel, rent and living. I will fight for the best solutions for the problems we face, and will be a realistic, honest and positive councillor.
David Walker, Hollingdean & Stanmer
From working as an accountant living next to Canary Wharf, to living in a decrepit Brighton basement, disabled, and in poverty, I have experienced and known of a broad range of societal problems. With first-hand experience of surviving on benefits, I’m anti-austerity and will fight against dangerous cuts to local services. I cannot rest whilst people suffer. I currently work as an elected Representative on the Sussex Area Committee of the Co-operative Group. I am keen to encourage infrastructure and housing investment from local co-operators as part of a wider solution to a fairer and more sustainable economy.
Siriol Hugh-Jones, Moulsecoomb & Bevendean
I joined the Green Party this year but had already been involved in the Green party’s European Elections campaign in 2014. I am passionate about the environment and believe that all decisions made in Brighton and Hove must have sustainability as their basis in order to preserve the city for future generations. As a former lawyer, I have a keen sense of justice and, if elected, will work closely with those seeking to improve the housing situation in Moulsecoomb & Bevendean. I will also look to improve the transport and road situation in the ward for the benefit both of road users and residents.
Jamie Lloyd, Withdean
I’m a self-employed business person, entrepreneur and father of three. My children attend Balfour school and Bhasvic college. I am an active member of the local community and passionate about the environment and local services. Since graduating from Sussex Uni, I have always worked in Brighton and Hove. In 2003 I started my own Fairtrade business with the import of the UK’s First Fairtrade certified footballs, producing them for organisations from The WWF to The Eden Project. I’ve since founded the world’s first Fairtrade and Organic footwear brand (Ethletic) and initiated the world’s first Fairtrade rubber project. My combined businesses have raised nearly 900,000 EUR in Fairtrade premiums to communities in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.
For our full ist of candidates please visit our local team pages.