I'm Ben Duncan, a Green Party councillor for the Queen's Park ward of Brighton. I'm also proud to be a member of Brighton and Hove City Council's Executive Cabinet, the first Green Party cabinet in the country.
I'm responsible for Communities, Equalities and Public Protection - a diverse portfolio including Community Development, Community Safety, Partnerships with the Police and Fire Service, Equalities, Grants to smaller organisations, Trading Standards, Licensing and Environmental Health, Animal Welfare and, not least, Public Health.
I'm also Brighton and Hove City Council's representative on Sussex Police Authority (one of only three Green Party police authority members in the country), the Community and Voluntary sector Forum and Brighton Unemplotyed Families centre Project.
I like hanging out with my eight-year-old son, cooking and eating vegan food, political philosophy, punk music and running, when I get time (not as often as a like).
I was educated in Hastings, Leeds and London and most recently did a Masters' Degree in Human Rights.