Wednesday, 23 April 2008

A Green Dream Team for the Sussex Coast?

IN the run-up to next week's Sussex local elections, the Greens have selected Susan Board, who looks set to become the first Green member on Adur District Council, as candidate to contest the East Worthing and Shoreham constituency.

Susan has lived locally for five years, with her teenage son. She holds a PhD in Environmental Politics and lectures for the Open University. She is passionate about the local community – she chairs her local residents’ association and volunteers part time at the Information Shop.

Susan's selection completes a Westminster Green Team for the Sussex coast. She's pictured here (By Whitehawk transmitter, only of the few places from where all four parliamentary constituencies are visible), second from left, with (l-r) me, Caroline Lucas MEP (who hopes to become MP for Brighton Pavilion), and Cllr Ian Davey (Hove and Portslade candidate).

The Green message is spreading and the party is growing steadily. We've now got more than 100 councillors and polling data shows we're ready to elect our first MPs to Westminster as people are increasingly disillusioned with Labour's failure to tackle social injustice and see through the Tories' hollow pretence to take the environment seriously. I’m delighted to welcome Susan as a fellow candidate. Her dedication to the community and her commitment to a fairer, greener society are just what we need in parliament.

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