I am currently the Lord Mayor of Norwich which is largely a ceremonial position, but does allow me to meet the various community and charity groups that work so hard to help the most vulnerable in our society.
I am also a local councillor in Norwich, representing Mancroft ward, which covers most of the city centre. Between 2016 and 2018 I was the leader of one of the largest group of Green councillors in the UK.
I have lived in Norwich since 1994 and feel I know what the priorities should be for the local administration and will campaign accordingly. Since being elected as a councillor for Mancroft ward in 2015, I have been involved with preparing the Green Party’s response to the Norwich City Council budget, where we sought to mitigate cuts to local budgets by implementing such measures as a licensing levy for venues that sell alcohol late at night.
I will continue to outline a strong anti-austerity message to the people of Norwich, including looking to increase tax revenue to ensure fewer local council cuts.
In 2016, I stood as the Green Party’s candidate for the role of Police & Crime Commissioner in Norfolk where I campaigned to tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour in the city, particularly along Prince of Wales Road. I have continued to press for these important issues to be addressed.