Babergh Green Party Councillors

 Babergh Green party holds three seats on Suffolk County council, four seats on Babergh District Council and two town council seats 

Jessie Carter
Jessie Carter - Sudbury (Suffolk County Council) and Sudbury Town Council
Jessie Carter is a small business owner who grew up in Sudbury and is now raising a family of her own with her partner, children and dogs.
“I have spent over 7 years campaigning for the safer management of controlled substances.  I am now turning my attention to my home town and  community, working to restore Sudbury's thriving high street and protecting its beautiful green spaces. I am proud to be an active Green voice for my community."
Jane GouldJane Gould, Babergh District Councillor for Orwell
My working life has been varied, beginning in the Careers Office and spreading out into Social Care, Youth Justice and Education. I am a musician and teach from home and I have been Chair of the Governing Body of our Local Academy/
Social justice, inclusion, fairness, equal opportunities and a passion for nature and the planet are the principles that attracted me to the Green Party. I want a fairer world for my children and grandchildren and am willing to work to bring it about.
Ric Hardcastle
Ric Hardacre, Babergh District Councillor for Sproughton and Pinewood
Ric was elected to Babergh District Council in May 2019. 
He is an expat Yorkshireman who moved to Suffolk in 2008, he works in IT but is also a cyclist, vegan, veg gardener, recycler, and LGBTQI+ ally. He lives in the Ipswich fringe and is working to ensure that the large amount of development slated for the area has proper walking, cycling, and public transport provisions within and without.
Simon Harley
Simon Harley - Peninsula (Suffolk County Council)
Hi, I am Dr Simon Harley.
I spent 30 years as a GP looking after the health of individuals. Now I have retired from the NHS I realise that the main threat to everyone's health and wellbeing is the climate and ecological crisis we are facing. I want to do all I can to bring this to people's attention and act on this instead of just talking about it! I am also active in our local community as Church Warden at Tattingstone. My other activities are gardening, and canoeing on our beautiful local rivers and estuaries.
Leigh Jamieson
Leigh Jamieson, Babergh District Councillor for South East Cosford
Leigh was elected to Babergh District Council in May 2019.

In July 2020, a motion proposed by Leigh was passed and developed into Babergh's Sustainable Travel Action Plan, aiming to increase sustainable travel over the coming years.
Robert LindsayRobert Lindsay, Suffolk County Councillor for Cosford and Babergh District Councillor for North West Cosford
I have for a long time been convinced that the way politicians are running the world – driving for infinite economic growth when we have finite natural resources and putting big business before quality of life – is not achieving happiness and is wrecking the planet. I am a former national newspaper journalist, but since 2013 I have dedicated my time to the Green cause. In May 2014 I was the first ever Green Party candidate to be elected to Babergh District Council, and in May 2017 I was elected to Suffolk County Council.
I believe that putting people’s well-being before economic growth will ensure both a better, more equal society and an economy that is environmentally sustainable.
Gail Pryor
Gale Pryor - Hadleigh Town Council
I have lived in Hadleigh for almost 20 years and brought up my family here. I am an accountant by profession and was a founding shareholder and finance director for a construction company initially based in Hadleigh. I have always believed in being an active member of my community and am a committee member Hadleigh Environmental Action Team, Hadleigh Cycling Club and Hidden Gardens of Hadleigh.

Local councils have declared a climate emergency and an ecological crisis but I want to see some action on this not just words. I think it’s important to have a range of voices in local politics, and now is the time for me to stand up and bring a fresh female perspective to strengthen our town and build a fair community that benefits all 
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