1 May 2017
We are pleased to announce that we have two candidates standing in the upcoming local elections in Blyth Valley on Thursday 4 May 2017.
Steve Leyland is standing as a candidate in the parish council election for Cramlington Village.
"Over the last few years it's become apparent to me that our attitude to the planet and each other has become decidedly worse. I can't help feeling that there are better and more responsible ways to create a fairer and more humane society. More importantly, one that lives in harmony with the environment and each other. I believe that the Green Party can bring fresh new ideas to help improve our area and, if elected, I will work constructively with other councillors to make them a reality."
Dawn Furness is standing as a parish councillor for Cramlington Eastfield.
"I believe the Green Party should be the conscience of the council. We should be the party holding the other political parties to account for the impact of their decisions on the wider community and the natural environment. If elected as a parish councillor, I would strive to make Cramlington a hub for clean energy and would work to make the town's economy more vibrant and localised. Sustainability must be at the heart of any new development plans and these projects should seek to create cohesive communities and should not only minimise their impact on the environment but also endeavour to restore and revitalise it."
For more information about our candidates take a look at our Elections page.
A leaflet outlining several Green Party priorities for the area will be delivered to all homes in the Cramlington Village ward ahead of the election. Click here for a digital copy.
If you would like to see more Green Party candidates standing for election in the coming years please consider becoming a member of the party or signing up as a supporter. See our Get Involved page for more details.
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