Mandy is our Parliamentary Spokesperson and Co-Chair. She has represented Ashford Green Party as the Parliamentary Candidate in three General Elections including the most recent December 2019 General Election where we doubled our vote share. She has been key in raising the profile of the Green Party in Ashford, speaking at local schools and on the radio, and visiting many of Ashford’s local initiatives. Mandy is co-founder of the Wombles of Wilelsborough Community Litter Picking Group, regularly volunteers at The Retreat Animal Sanctuary in High Halden, and is an active campaigner on many issues including the Climate, the NHS, and cuts to Public Services.
Steve is our Election Agent/Nominating Officer and also Councillor for Willesborough
Steve was elected in May 2019 to Ashford Borough Council as one of our first two Borough Councillors. Steve has always been concerned about the welfare of animals and the environment, winning an award at The North School for recycling the most aluminium cans in aid of protecting rainforest (to this day he believes he owns an acre of Brazil!) Since joining the Green Party in 2009 he has stood in many local elections, and also stood as the Parliamentary Candidate in 2010.
Liz was elected as one of our first Ashford Borough Councillors in May 2019. She was formerly a Special Educational Needs teacher and nutrition therapist, and now spends her spare time volunteering at a variety of local organisations including FareShare and the Ashford Winter Night Shelter. She has also been very involved in helping to provide lunches for children during school holidays. Liz has campaigned for the Green Party for more than 20 years, and lives in Willesborough.
Dave is our Branch Press Officer and also our Repton Representative.
Dave stood in the local elections as our Repton Candidate in 2019 for the first time. He is married and has two young daughters both at Repton School.
As well as working in an IT role for Hotel.com, he is a keen cyclist and brewer of beer. He is also an excellent vocalist and was the front man of popular local band Horns High. He is currently teaching himself to play the guitar.
Peter is a former teacher who now works in the tourist industry. He has been a member of a various environmental organisations including the Green Party for many years. Peter is especially concerned about the need for an integrated national public transport scheme based on a re-nationalised railway network.
Thom is one of our Ashford Young Greens Co-Ordinators and a key member of our Campaigns Team . He has stood in many local elections since joining the Green Party in 2012. Thom, has been a Stanhope resident his entire life, and works as a graphic designer, which is why our leaflets always look so good! An active campaigner against austerity, privatisation and corporate tax avoidance, Thom has organised and participated in local demonstrations within Ashford.
Al is one of our Ashford Young Greens Co-Ordinators and has been a member of the Green Party since the age of 16. He regularly helps out with our community litter picks and campaigns to stop cuts to public services and to protect our NHS. Al was our youngest candidate in the local elections in 2019 and strongly believes it is important to have better representation of young people on the council.
Guy is our Biddenden Representative. Guy has served as the chair of the Board of Governors at the local school, and continues to be an active member of the community. He works as an Assistant Head Gardener and is committed to environmental issues.