Elections

Local Elections - 2nd May 2019

Canterbury District Green Party is standing candidates in the majority of wards in our District. You can find out which ward you are in on the Council website: 
Here is a list of our candidates in alphabetical order of wards:
Barton: Stephen Peckham
Stephen Peckham is a prominent member of Canterbury District Green Party. He is Director of the Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent and an expert on air quality. He has set up the Canterbury Clean Air pressure group to raise awareness of the real levels of air pollution in our city. 
Beltinge: Nicholas Gadsby
Blean Forest: Anna Peckham 
Chartham and Stone Street: Jay Day 
Chestfield: Nicole David
Nicole was born in Maidstone and has lived in Whitstable for 5 years. She worked at the Citizens Advice Bureau for 10 years, but more recently has been working on an organic farm and for a social enterprise aiming to change our food system to make it fairer and more sustainable. She is passionate about community cohesion and involvement. She is on the working group of Plastic Free Whitstable, and has also volunteered locally for Age UК and the local beach cleans.
Gorrell: Alex Stevens, Jolyon Trimingham, Beryl Wilson
Alex Stevens has lived in Whitstable since 1998, and for 14 years he volunteered as crew and helmsman of the Whitstable lifeboat. He is a professor at the University of Kent.
Alex has overcome two rounds of cancer surgery to stand as lead candidate for the Green Party in Whitstable’s Gorrell ward. The father of three teenage daughters, he says, ‘It’s been a tough time for our family, but I am fit and well and keen to give something back to the community.’
His belief in public service has been deepened by his recent experiences. ‘I couldn’t be more grateful for the excellent care I received from the NHS. It’s so important that we defend public services for all.’
More recently, Alex has been leading the team of volunteers monitoring air quality on Whitstable High Street. ‘Whitstable is a great place to live’, he says, ‘but residents have told us they want to see action on parking, on affordable housing and on reducing plastic pollution. We need a Green voice on the council to stand up for Whitstable’.
Greenhill: Job Dexter 
Herne and Broomfield: Elliot Settle 
Heron: Nathan Tough 
Little Stour & Adisham: Keith Bothwell 
NailbourneIn accordance with our pact with the Lib Dems, we aren't standing a candidate but recommend that our members and supporters vote for Mike Sole, the LibDem candidate, who has previously proved his green credentials as a Canterbury City Councillor and we believe has a serious chance of winning the seat if we don't stand.
Northgate: Jo Kidd, Gillian Everatt
Reculver: Terry Thompson
St Stephen’s: Tom Sharp
Tom was born and raised in St Stephen's. He has brought up 2 children in the District and works at the University of Kent supporting students with disabilities. He is particularly concerned about air pollution in Canterbury, and the increasing poverty and inequality here. If elected he would want to see the UN's Sustainable Development Goals implemented in council policy and planning.
Seasalter: Kathy Nalson
Kathy moved, with her young family, to Seasalter in 1992 and spent her working life as a teacher of children with special needs. She has been a member of the Green Party for twelve years and is currently part of the team monitoring air quality in Whitstable High Street. If elected to the council, Kathy would be committed to supporting sustainable environmental and social policies for the benefit of the present and future residents of Seasalter.
Sturry: Tim Palmer, Martin Baker 
In accordance with our pact with the Lib Dems, they aren't standing a candidate in Sturry.
Swalecliffe: Julie Ellis
TankertonIn accordance with our pact with the Lib Dems, we aren't standing a candidate but recommend that our members and supporters vote for James Flanagan, the LibDem candidate, who has previously proved his green credentials as a Canterbury City Councillor and we believe has a serious chance of winning the seat if we don't stand.
West Bay: Roger Everatt
Westgate: Tom Williams, Ben Grillet
Wincheap: Pat Marsh
Pat has lived in the same house in Wincheap for 26 years and has been on the committee of Canterbury District Green Party for the last 9. She is currently party coordinator. She is active in local affairs in a variety of capacities and wrote the Party's response to the consultation on the plans for the new Wincheap Park&Ride, objecting to its extension down to the river, which would conflict with the Council’s stated aims and protections for this part of the Stour Valley.



General Election 8th June 2017


To see the Green Party's General Election priorities, go to https://www.greenparty.org.uk/election-priorities.html


Henry Stanton was the Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Canterbury in the General Election on 8th June 2017. The constituency covers Canterbury and Whitstable with surrounding areas.

Henry is a local teacher and ex-Simon Langton schoolboy. He has been teaching for 13 years; prior to that he ran his own web design business. Henry loves camping, walking and spending time with his family. He joined the Green Party because of concern about the Climate Crisis and the need for electoral reform in this country.

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Ed Targett was Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Thanet North, which includes Herne Bay and surrounding areas.

Ed is 34, lives in Margate and grew up in Herne Bay. Previously a journalist, he now works as a content writer and runs his own business.
A dad-of-three, he is hugely concerned about climate change and biodiversity loss. He believes that a “Green New Deal” of investment in innovative clean energy, transport and housing infrastructure could generate millions of jobs, whilst helping the environment.
Ed has been a Green Party member for 15 years and was the parliamentary candidate for North Thanet in 2015.

Kent County Council elections 4th May 2017

We ran a full slate of candidates for the Canterbury District divisions in the KCC elections in May. 

To see our manifesto, go to the Local Manifesto page


General election 2015


Stuart Jeffery was the Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Canterbury in the General election held on 7 May 2015.


Ed Targett was the Green Party Parliamentary Candidate for Thanet North, covering Herne Bay.


Canterbury City Council elections

The last Canterbury City Council elections were held on 7th May 2015. Your local Greens stood in every ward.

The Green Party won 11% of the vote, just behind UKIP on 13% and the Lib Dems on 14%.


Please contact us if you'd like to become involved in any future campaigns.


European Parliament elections

2015 EU Vote Share in Canterbury
The European Parliamentary elections were on 22 May 2014. Across the District the Green Party won 14% of the vote, rising to 18% in Canterbury.

Keith Taylor was re-elected as our MEP for the South East Region.


For more information on EU constituencies see: europarl.org.uk