Babergh Green party holds 4 seats on Babergh District Council and one seat on Suffolk County Council. (The Green Party holds two other seats on the County Council)
Robert 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.
Jane 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. I have been Chair of the Governing Body of our Local Academy and am active in the local community.
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.
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.