General Election 2019

General Election 2019. Green Party candidates will be standing in:

* Amber Valley – Liam Pizzey
* Bolsover – Dave Kesteven
* Chesterfield – Neil Jackson
* Derbyshire Dales – Matt Buckler
* Derby North – Helen Hitchcock
* South Derbyshire – Amanda Baker
* High Peak – Robert Hodgetts-Haley
* North East Derbyshire – Frank Adlington-Stringer
* Mid-Derbyshire – Sue McFarlane

Full candidate details to follow or click on active links.

HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped fund our efforts so far!

A Green vote is never a wasted vote! Even if we lose, every Green vote helps fund the party. Every Green vote helps further the campaign for electoral reform. Every Green vote is a vote to prevent climate change!

Derbyshire Dales Candidate Selected

The Derbyshire Dales’ constituency group of the Derbyshire Green Party is pleased to report that it has selected its candidate for the General Election on 12th December.

Our candidate is Matt Buckler, an ecologist who works for the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Matt was previously the conservation manager at the Moors for the Future Partnership, part of the National Park Authority, running peatland restoration projects across the Southern Pennines. He is married with two children and lives in Matlock.

Matt has been an active member of the Green Party for 8 years. In May he won two elections, to become a Councillor for Matlock Town and Councillor for Stanton-in-Peak Ward on the District Council. Matt chairs Matlock Town Council’s Climate emergency working group.

Matt said “We believe the Conservatives have poorly served the Derbyshire Dales by not tackling the issues that face us, including environmental degradation and economic decline. Despite their focus on economic growth to the exclusion of all else, the GDP of the Derbyshire Dales District fell by 5.9% between 2012 and 2017”.

Matt will focus on key Green priorities, including the Climate Emergency, fair votes and community-led housing, with the aim of improving the overall wellbeing of our beautiful region, rather than sacrificing it to failed strategies to promote growth.

We will publish our manifesto after the close of nominations on 14th November.

Matt’s phone is 07493 533291

His election agent is John Hill on 07974 943911.

Our press officer is John Youatt on 01629 636241

Matt Buckler candidate for Derbyshire Dales

Election Fundraiser! Please Donate!

The third general election in four years has left us struggling to fund candidate deposits for all Derbyshire constituencies. We will be standing in some places, but not everywhere unless we can raise more funds! If you are a UK voter and want a Green Party candidate to vote for in your constituency, please donate using the donate window on the right, or contact the Derbyshire Green Party Treasurer on johngreengreenparty.gmail.com Many thanks.

Derbyshire Dales Green Party group meeting Wed 30th October 19:00

Derbyshire Dales Green Party group will be meeting in the back room of The Remarkable Hare, Matlock, DE4 3LT at 19:00 on Wednesday 30th October 2019. Agenda is here and minutes of the last meeting are here. All welcome. Please come along if you can! Remarkable Hare is convenient for both train and bus stations.

Early Day Motion – Trees and Climate Change!

Write to your MP to ask them to support this motion. And if not, why not? You can write to your MP (or councillors) online at www.writetothem.com

Trees and Climate Change Early Day Motion

Derbyshire Dales Green Party Group Meeting Tuesday 1st October :-)

Remember the Dales Green Party group meeting at the Remarkable Hare, Matlock DE4 3LN Tuesday 1st October at 19:00. Agenda here. https://derbysgreens.files.wordpress.com/…/2019-10-1-dales-… Reports here https://derbysgreens.files.wordpress.com/…/2019-10-1-dales-…

Derby Peace Week 2019.

Not a Green Party event, although several members are involved so an unashamed plug for DERBY PEACE WEEK!

It is less than one week to the start of Derby Peace Week. There are over one dozen events planned and at least eighteen groups involved.

Peace Week starts with the Palestine ride/buffet/talk on Sat 21 Sept followed by the Peace Concert at St Peter’s Centre.

https://www.derbylive.co.uk/about-derby-live/news/the-derby-peace-concert-returns-this-september/

Peace Week is delighted to welcome Dr Schneider from the Remarque Peace Centre in Osnabruck. He will doing a Q&A after the showing of All Quiet on the Western Front on Mon 23 Sept at 6.30pm at QUAD. (Tickets from QUAD)

He will also be speaking at the workshop on Promoting Peace the Osnabruck experience at QUAD on Tues 24 Sept at 1pm. Free entry but please register (see link below)

https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/whats-on/events/promoting-peace-osnabruck-experience

Derbyshire Green Party Meeting 18-9-2019

Whoops! Short notice! Sorry! Lots going on! Derbyshire Green Party Quarterly Meeting will be held on Wednesday 18th September at 7:30pm in the Rectory (pub), Chesterfield, S40 1SF, handy for both the railway and bus stations (5 mins walk from either). Agenda items should go to coordinator Neil Jackson, details under Contacts here! Agenda will be posted here ASAP. See you there :-)Post car share offers or needs to me, johngreengreenparty@gmail.com

Dales Group Hustings Meeting 12th September!

A busy old week for the Green Party across Derbyshire! The Dales Greens Campaign Group are holding a Hustings Evening to kick off the voting for their Prosepective Parliamentary Candidate! Be in the back room of the Remarkable Hare, Matlock, DE4 3LT, Thursday 12th September @ 19:00 to hear the nominees present their case to a rapt audience and answer questions (I think…). And the day before, Derby City Greens are meeting too (see post below!)

Greens In Derby City

The Greens in Derby City will be meeting at 19:30 on 11th September in the parlour of The Brunswick Inn, 1 Railway Terrace, Derby DE1 2RU with a full and fun packed agenda which can be viewed here! Get along if you can! Elections pending and exciting times!! The venue is five minutes walk from Derby Railway Station and is (fairly) well served by buses too. The food is good and the beer is too 🙂

Derbyshire Dales Group Meetings

The Derbyshire Dales Green Party Group will be meeting in the Remarkable Hare DE4 3LT on Wednesday 28th August at 19:00. All welcome. Agenda and reports can be seen here

Super Day Out….

A super day out at the Wild Justice Hen Harrier Day at Carsington. A great buzz around the stall, lots of interest, the raffle was a great success and we sold some stuff too! Huge thanks to all our volunteers 🙂

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Hen Harrier Day At Carsington

Derbyshire Green Party will be present at the Wild Justice Hen Harrier Day at Carsington Water on Sunday 11th August  with our stall, eye catching flags and banners and absurdly expensive T-shirts and other regalia for sale! The day is FREE but you should REGISTER first and Wild Justice will ask for an entirely voluntary donation at that point. Car sharing offers are also on that site as there are no buses to Carsington Water on a Sunday (grrrr!) The event runs 12:00-17:00 with a star studded cast of speakers including Chris Packham.  So come along, say Hi, blow your life savings on a t-shirt, convince people to join the Green Party and generally feel good about helping nature! See you there 🙂

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Photo courtesy & copyright of Geoff Harries stuartpics.co.uk

Derbyshire Dales Green Party Group Selection Process Meeting

The Derbyshire Dales Green Party Group will be holding a Selection Process meeting (with some other items) at the Remarkable Hare, Matlock, DE4 3LT on Wednesday 31st July 2019, gather 18:30 for a 19:00 start. The venue is five minutes walk from Matlock train and bus stations and car parking is available around the back (pay and display) and there are things to lock your bicycles to as well. All welcome, as ever, but the business is mainly Derbyshire Dales constituency related. The agenda is available here. 

 

 

Green Party In Derby City.

Green Party In Derby City are meeting in the back room of the Brunswick Pub, Derby, DE1 2RU on Wednesday 17th July at 19:30. It’s 5 minutes walk from the station and well worth a visit anyway if you enjoy decent food and interesting historic industrial architecture!

Derbyshire County Council Climate Emergency

There was a good turnout overall for the Climate Emergency Lobby at County Hall Matlock this afternoon and plenty of Derbyshire Greens among them. Councillors were lobbied on entry and on the steps, councillors announced their recent Derbyshire Climate and Carbon Reduction manifesto (all of 4 hours old) which whilst welcome, I think you’ll agree it’s simply NOT ENOUGH ! https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/environment/climate-change/carbon-reduction-manifesto/derbyshire-climate-and-carbon-reduction-manifesto.aspx

Election Successes 2019!

Congratulations to our newly elected District Councillors.

Matt Buckler was elected as District Councillor for Stanton ward.

Neil Buttle was elected as District Councillor for Tideswell.

(Matt Buckler was also elected to Matlock Town Council for the Starkholmes and Riber ward).

And of course many thanks to all those who voted for Green Party candidates across Derbyshire, put up signs, posters, knocked on doors and posted leaflets. Well done everyone.

Across the East Midlands as a whole the Green Party have more than quadrupled our presence on district councils. Let’s try to make sure the trend continues!

 

Derbyshire Council Elections 2019

Derbyshire Green Party have the following candidates standing in the council elections of May 2nd 2019.

Chesterfield Borough Council:
Walton – Dave Wadsworth

Derby City Council:
Spondon – Vic Wood

Derbyshire Dales District Council:
Ashbourne South – John Hill
Calver – Rob Scott
Darley Dale – Emma Hickling
Hartington and Taddington – John Youatt
Masson – John Green
Stanton – Matt Buckler
Tideswell – Neil Buttle

North East Derbyshire District Council:
Clay Cross South – Yvonne Rowse
Dronfield South – Neil Jackson
Eckington and South Renishaw – Dave Kesteven
Wingerworth – Frank Adlington-Stringer

High Peak and Amber Valley Green Party groups maintain their own web sites, details can be found here:

Amber Valley Green Party https://ambervalley.greenparty.org.uk/
High Peak Green Party https://www.highpeakgreenparty.org.uk

Ian Sleeman, Alvaston Candidate 2018

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Ian Sleeman

My name is Ian Sleeman and I am the Green Party candidate for Alvaston Ward. I was brought up in Devon but have since made Derby City my home. I work at in the Aerospace Division of Rolls-Royce managing a team of Design Engineers. I am a strong believer in listening and collaborating to get the best results.  Sustainability is my key overarching aim in politics; sustainability in terms of our environment, our economy and our society.

Alice Joy, Abbey Candidate 2018

I was born in New York and moved to the UK in the early 70s, becoming a naturalised citizen in 2012.  My parents were dedicated conservationists and ecologists, so I grew up respecting the planet and all that it contains and supports.  My career centred on healthcare and care quality improvement.  I retired from paid employment in 2015 and now work on a voluntary basis for several organisations that promote the voice of the lay person, patient and carer.  My beliefs are based on respect: respect for other people, their values and needs and respect for the wonder and complexity of nature, without which we cannot exist.