Pat Morton nominated for 8th June election

Broxtowe Borough council have released the official list of persons duly nominated to stand in the General Election. Local Green, Pat Morton, has been official nominated to stand for the Greens.

There will also be candidates from Conservative, Labour, UKIP, and LibDems.

Full details are on the Broxtowe website:


NOTE: The deadline for registering to vote is Monday 22 May 2017.

Contact the council if you are not registered to vote at your current address.

Pat Morton to run for Greens in Broxtowe

Local party activist, Pat Morton, was selected last night to be the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for Broxtowe Green Party for the ‘snap’ General Election in June.

At a meeting held at Middle Street Resource Centre, local members heard from a number of nominated candidates and voted for Pat to be the prospective candidate.

Green results in Nottinghamshire: as they come in

Our Broxtowe Green Party candidates and their results as they come in today:

Kimberley & Nuthall

Kat Boettge: 397 10.4%  [Seat taken by CON]

Beeston Central & Rylands

Sylvia Rule: 217 5.5%  [seat taken by LAB]

Greasley and Brinsley

Bethan Hewis 248 7.0%


Pat Morton 84 2.7% [seat taken by CON]

 Toton, Chilwell and Attenborough

Richard David Eddleston 560 3.6% (seats taken by CON)
Mary Evelyn Venning 460 3.0%

Overall Green result in Notts:

Green Party 5,848 2.1% +0.2%


Full Notts results available on the Council’s website:

Today is local elections day

Don’t forget to vote!

Today is local elections day across the UK. Voting takes places for County Councils and for some new Metro Mayors in places like Manchester, Birmingham and the West Country.

If you live in Broxtowe, don’t forget to vote for your County Council representative.

Polls open 9am – 10pm.

Notts results expected about 5pm tomorrow evening (there is no overnight count this year).

For a full timetable of UK results, see the Press Association list.




Where are the Greens standing in County elections?

Next Thursday (4th) is local elections day, with votes for Nottinghamshire County Council.

Here are the nominated Green Party candidates and their wards, for the Broxtowe part of the county:

Toton, Chilwell & Attenborough (2 seats) – Richard Eddleston and Mary Venning

Nuthall & Kimberley – Kat Boettge

Brinsley & Greasley – Beth Hewis

Eastwood – Pat Morton

Beeston Central & Rylands – Sylvia Rule

Note that there is a Progressive Alliance this time between the LibDems and Greens, and we have agreed not to stand against each other in two of these seats (Nuthall & Kimberley; Brinsley & Greasley) and the Greens have stood aside in a couple of other seats.

May elections focus: Kat Boettge in Nuthall & Kimberley

Kat Boettge

Kat Boettge is our candidate in Nuthall and Kimberley in next month’s local elections. Originally from Germany, Kat has lived in Nottingham for 16 years. She is a single parent and works as a psychotherapist.

She has held many posts in the Green Party and has been a town councillor in Kimberley. In 2016 she was selected to be the Green Party’s lead East Midlands candidate for the 2019 European Elections (should they take place).

Kat has recently been involved in a campaign to save the trees in Kimberley’s Park Hall and in anti-fracking campaigns. 

May elections focus: Pat Morton in Eastwood

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be introducing our various candidates for the Notts County Council elections on 4th May.

Pat Morton, Eastwood

Today, we introduce Pat Morton, who will be contesting the Eastwood ward on behalf of the Green Party.

Pat is retired, after a long career in surveying and higher education, and she is passionate about preserving our green spaces.

She says:

“I moved to Eastwood from Birmingham with my 7 year old son some 40 years ago and made this area my permanent home. When I came to Eastwood, I thought it was wonderful to see fields from the town and to walk in local woods. I am now retired and want to do what I can to ensure the next generation has access to the public services and green spaces locally that I have enjoyed for most of my life. The Green Party presents us with a practical solution to move away from the tired and divisive politics that ignores poverty and is destroying our environment. I want to do something locally to defend our public services, whilst creating a thriving and healthy local environment for us to live in.”

May elections: campaigning now underway

Broxtowe Green Party have started campaigning for this May’s County Council elections, which take place on Thursday 4th May.

Over the next four weeks we’ll be out and about knocking on doors and delivering leaflets.

Key policies for this campaign include:

  • No to fracking in Notts
  • Fighting health and social care cuts
  • Planning policies for a decent and healthy local environment
  • Affordable and decent new homes at Chilwell Depot, with plenty of green spaces
  • Protection of services for mental health and young people
  • No to HS2

Information on your local Green Party candidates will follow in the next few days.