We have never needed Green voices in UK politics more than we do today. On top of the climate and nature crises we now have a health crisis that makes it clearer than ever how everything is connected - mankind's destruction of the natural environment is not only causing climate breakdown and the sixth mass extinction event, but also makes us more vulnerable to the diseases that come from wildlife. To solve these problems we will need to make some fundamental changes to the way that we live, and to do that we need the support of our politicians. Unfortunately our political system is currently intent on maintaining the status quo, and we remain very much on the wrong trajectory. I would like to be one of a growing number of Green voices that are steering politics in the correct direction on behalf of people and planet.
I was born and raised in the Tyne Valley. I've worked in veterinary practice for most of my career, but I've recently obtained an MSc in wildlife medicine so that I can provide veterinary support to conservation projects across the region and beyond. I've become more interested in politics as I've realised that the biodiversity crisis has its roots in the harmful economic system that's been thrust upon us, and that fighting for a healthier planet is by necessity a political battle. I've been a Green Party candidate in local and general elections before, which has given me valuable campaigning experience. I've chosen to stand in the Humshaugh ward, which is not only on my doorstep but also where we achieved our best result in the local elections of 2017 - a very solid second place with 29% of the vote. I have a passionate and supportive campaign team behind me, and with your donation today we're ready to give this campaign everything we have.
Unfortunately, Northumberland County Council is Conservative-dominated, and this won't be an easy fight. The Green Party will have to increase its share of the vote in Humshaugh considerably if I'm to stand a chance of getting elected. We'll need to work hard between now and election day (6th May 2021), and to do that we'll need the financial resources to power our campaign. Your donation will be used to fund a fantastic literature campaign carefully designed to get people voting Green, or for reimbursing volunteers' travel costs. Every penny that you give will go towards building a strong campaign with one goal in mind: to get a Green voice on Northumberland County Council next May. That one Green voice could make all the difference to how our county council operates. Please give generously if you would like the best for Northumberland!
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