Your Moulsecoomb and Bevendean candidates
Siriol, Leila and Amelia with the Green parliamentary candidate for Kemptown, Davy Jones
Your candidates for May 2015 were:
Siriol joined the Green Party this year but had already been involved in the Green party’s European Elections campaign in 2014. She is passionate about the environment and believes 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, she has a keen sense of justice and, if elected, will work closely with those seeking to improve the housing situation in Moulsecoomb & Bevendean as well as looking to improve the transport and road situation in the ward for the benefit both of road users and residents.
Amelia has lived in Brighton for over 30 years, currently in the Moulsecoomb & Bevendean ward. She is the Secretary of the Coombe Road Area Local Action Team and is a grassroots campaigner and community activist. A graduate of Sussex University, she has worked both there and at Brighton University. Her last job before she retired was at a children’s disability centre in the city. Her involvement in Coombe Road Area Local Action Team means she is well aware of the issues affecting the area. If elected she will encourage residents to take up plots at the Moulsecoomb Estate Allotments, thus improving the health and wellbeing of all.
Since her graduation from the University of Sussex (when she lived in Moulsecoomb), Leila has turned her attention towards organising and campaigning for social justice and sustainability. She has worked for the MP of Melbourne and Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens, Adam Bandt, and the Green State Member for Melbourne, Ellen Sandell. Since returning to Brighton in early 2014, she has worked at the University of Sussex running Citizen Science projects, as well as voluntarily leading ‘Students for Caroline’ - the team dedicated to registering students to vote for Caroline Lucas’s campaign. She is passionate about the fight for social justice and sustainability, and thinks that community engagement should be a key part of the political process.