Our story began in 2010 when Conservative councillor Dean Walton, who represented Great Cornard, realised that the party he had joined was not interested in changing things for the better and decided to join the Green Party, stood as a candidate in the County Council elections. His efforts were joined in May 2011, by those of Robert Lindsay, who turned the Brett Ward into a marginal seat, losing to the incumbent by just six votes. In May 2013, Robert stood for the larger county council seat of Cosford,and took the seat in 2017 joining two other Greens on the authority.
In May 2019 The Green Party stood in all but four of the 32 seats across Babergh in the Babergh District Council elections and received the second highest vote share with 23%. We won four seats and so now have four Babergh District Councillors (see our “Councillors section” for details)
So now is the time to help. There are many ways in which you can do so.
We always welcome volunteers to help with our campaigning work. Could you help deliver our newsletters to your street, or go out with our campaign team and speak to local residents about their concerns?
We are particularly keen to find more volunteers with fundraising experience or web design, press, research and administrative skills. Whatever your level of experience and however much or little time you can give, we would love to hear from you.
Contact our co-ordinator Laura Smith (07967 393245) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about ways you can get involved.
If you don't have much spare time at the moment, but would still like to help, why not make a donation? Your donation will help us stand more candidates for more elections, and help the party do more to support the work of our members across the country.
As a member, you can be as active as you like - from armchair and online support to standing as a candidate for election.
For further details please contact Robert Lindsay (01449 741959)