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.

Greens plan for 2017 campaign

Members of Broxtowe Green Party met on Tuesday (6th) at the White Lion, Beeston, to discuss plans for the forthcoming political season. Top of the list was campaigning for the Nottinghamshire County Council elections which take place on 4th May 2017.

The party plans to field a range of candidates across the Broxtowe wards and will be working with our sister local parties to present a strong Green front.

Party members will shortly receive an email outlining the selection process for candidates. In the meantime, if you want to know what being a councillor entails, the Local Government Association has a useful leaflet available here.