Canterbury District Green Party


Local Elections - 6th May 2021

We are pleased to announce our candidate list for the upcoming Kent County Council Elections. To find out which ward you are in, please use the following link:

Canterbury City Council By-Elections:

We are pleased to announce that we will be standing candidates for the by-elections in both Swalecliffe (Keith Bothwell) and Westgate (Terry Thompson).

Kent County Council Elections:

Keith Bothwell - Whitstable East & Herne Bay West

Keith is a retired architect and senior lecturer, mostly working as deputy head at Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent. He specialised in teaching low-energy sustainable architectural design. 

He has taken a keen interest in environmental issues since he was a student in the early 1970s, when he worked as a volunteer at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. 

Keith has lived in the area for over 30 years, and has been a member of the Green Party for most of that time. He often contributes to local organisations improving the quality of our surroundings, raising design quality in towns, and protecting the natural environment. 

He continues working with local groups, including the Canterbury Society and the Canterbury Climate Action Partnership (CCAP), to improve the quality of the environment in and around our towns. Most recently he started the Canterbury Repair Cafe project which helps people to repair their broken household items and clothes, rather than throwing them away. This not only saves money but also reduces the huge environmental damage caused by waste and by making unnecessary new things. 

Terry Thompson - Westgate by-election

Terry's background is in agricultural engineering and he has a keen interest (and skill) in green engineering and building, including renewable systems and transport. He has a passion for non-centralised renewable energy generation and off-grid living, and became vegan in 2003.

In 2000, Terry and his wife Jo co-founded Skillnet Group CIC (now Bemix CIC), a social enterprise which supports those with and without learning disabilities to work together and challenge inequality. Following this, they bought and converted an old yard in St Dunstans which they converted into a low impact working hub for small businesses. In 2010, Terry and his wife founded the Abbot's Mill Project CIC in Canterbury, creating an urban hub which will be an example of earth-friendly living. In 2016, Terry partnered with Longleys Taxis to get the first all-electric cab in Canterbury. Over the past few years, Terry has been managing various areas of ancient woodland alongside involvement with various vegan groups in Canterbury, including Kent Vegan Events and Vegan Organics Kent. 

Nicole David - Whitstable West

Nicole was born in Kent, moved away and has been in Whitstable for 7 years. An active member of the local community, she is a member of the Plastic Free Whitstable working group, has volunteered at Age UK Whitstable, Stream Walk community garden, and regularly joins the beach cleans as well as being a keen supporter of local shops and businesses. 

Her work experience is in the voluntary sector, currently working on food and sustainability, and having previously worked at the Citizens' Advice Bureau.

She joined the Green Party as she believes no other party is taking the climate emergency seriously enough, in a way which also tackles social injustice.

If elected she would work for a Green Recovery here in Kent, where we put people and planet before profit. 

Andy Harvey - Herne Village & Sturry

Andy Harvey has lived in Broomfield for nearly 20 years, raising numerous chickens, several pigs and three children. He has sat as an independent Councillor on Herne & Broomfield Parish Council for around ten years and, as a Green Party member and keen environmentalist, he feels the tme is right for change and to push forward the aims of the Green Party. 

He has a keen interest in community led housing and his local dream is to see Herne Mill turning and producing energy for the village. 

Brian Shelley - Herne Bay East

Brian spent his early years in Kent, returning to live in Herne Bay 10 years ago. His family were involved in green issues and he has written a play on green politics. His focus now is on the party's push to create, especially post-COVID, new jobs in the green economy, 

Anna Peckham - Canterbury North

Anna has lived in Canterbury for a number of years and has been active in campaigns to improve the local environment. She joined the Green Party because it has led the way on climate change, air quality, environmental and social issues. Anna is an advocate for libraries, trees, hedges, and the protection of green spaces. Other areas of particular interest include electoral reform and more sustainable building developments. 

Henry Stanton - Canterbury City North

Henry has lived in the district since he was 6, and has previously worked as a teacher in Faversham for 14 years. He joined the party to campaign for climate change action, electoral reform and a closer relationship for all of us with nature. He has been a strong voice for clean air across the district. 

Pat Marsh - Canterbury City South

Pat Marsh is Coordinator of Canterbury District Green Party and Secretary of Kent Greens. It was the Green Party's slogan, 'fair is worth fighting for', which drew her in over a decade ago, and it is the current one, 'for the common good', which inspires her. Now, more than ever, it is vital to have more than one Green voice in the room at the County Council to work with you to get things done.
Local Elections - 2nd May 2019
Canterbury District Green Party stood 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
Beltinge: Nicholas Gadsby
Blean Forest: Anna Peckham 
Chartham and Stone Street: Jay Day 
Chestfield: Nicole David
Gorrell: Alex Stevens, Jolyon Trimingham, Beryl Wilson
Greenhill: Job Dexter 
Herne and Broomfield: Elliot Settle 
Heron: Nathan Tough 
Little Stour & Adisham: Keith Bothwell 
Northgate: Jo Kidd, Gillian Everatt
Reculver: Terry Thompson
St Stephen’s: Tom Sharp
Seasalter: Kathy Nalson
Sturry: Tim Palmer, Martin Baker 
Swalecliffe: Julie Ellis.
West Bay: Roger Everatt
Westgate: Tom Williams, Ben Grillet
Wincheap: Pat Marsh

To see how we performed in each of these Wards, please visit 'Local Election Results 2019' on the Canterbury City Council website: 

General Election 8th June 2017

To see the Green Party's General Election priorities, go to

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: