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.
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.
I’m standing to be your Green candidate for Darley Ward because I believe everyone has the right to affordable housing, clean streets and to be listened to. I’ve spent the last three years studying for a Politics degree at Hull University, which included an internship working for an MP at Westminster, and I aim to use my experience and expertise to bring bold and fresh ideas to Derby City Council.
Hello Green People of Derby and beyond!
We’re pleased to inform you of the candidates standing for the Green Party in Derby City on May 3rd. We’ll hopefully have additional information on the candidates in the next couple of days, but until then we’re contesting 7 wards as follows –
Abbey – Alice Joy
Allestree – Dan Holme
Alvaston – Ian Sleeman
Chellaston – John Hill
Darley – James Lanser
Mackworth – Naomi Wilds
Spondon – Vic Wood
More info coming soon, any inquiries to DGP Coordinator Dave Wadsworth – firstname.lastname@example.org