THE Green Party is hoping to win their first seat on Warrington Borough Council as they put forward five candidates in next month’s local elections.
Steph Davies will stand in Great Sankey North and has lived in the area for nearly 10 years and is a founding member of Warrington Green Party.
She is a governor of a local school and runs an environmental group engaging people in litter picking and taking ownership of their environment.
Her vision for Great Sankey North is a community that is safe for cyclists and pedestrians, where people have access to a high standard of health care and education and access to quality green space and a clean environment.
Lyndsay McAteer will stand in Fairfield and Howley. She has lived in the ward for almost five years and her vision for Fairfield and Howley is a place where people’s concerns are listened to and where environmental issues are taken seriously.
Pete Kennedy will be fighting for the Appleton seat.
The 23-year-old grew up in Appleton and went to school at Bridgewater High. If elected Pete, a strong advocate against fracking, will call for robust planning guidance on dirty gas extraction.
In Latchford West Mike Smith will stand for the group in the area he has lived in since 1992.
A former laboratory technician Mike has a scientific background which he says helps him to understand the impact of climate change and is opposed to dangerous and damaging activities like fracking.
Taking up the final spot is Robin Wilson in Grappenhall and Thelwall. A former Green Party parish councillor Robin has an understanding of the pressures facing the areas from increased traffic congestion, threats to local services and a lack of investment in community facilities.
The candidates will go head-to-head with other parties at the polls on Thursday, May 22.