Jane Temple has lived in Derby for 21 years and in Darley Ward for the last 11 years. She is a railway engineer and a long-standing campaigner on environmental and social justice issues. Jane wants to live in a city and country that recognise the finite resources of our planet. The use and development of those resources must be sustainable and for the benefit of all. This has motivated her to stand as a Green Party candidate in the last three local elections. The issues she is campaigning on include:
- Improve choices for people to walk, cycle and take the bus.
- Give pedestrians and cyclists greater priority at signalled junctions and crossings.
- Set a default speed limit of 20 mph for residential areas.
- Make council buildings better insulated.
- Work to provide free insulation for households in Derby, as achieved by Greens in Kirklees.
- Amend planning rules to require that new buildings have the highest levels of energy conservation and generate their own renewable energy.
- Protect Derby’s heritage, for example by re-using historic buildings.
- Restore the listed Derby Hippodrome, extending and remodelling it to form a large modern theatre.
- Bring empty houses back into use. The council should take a lead by renovating 40 West Avenue, the prominent property at Five Lamps that is currently derelict. This council-owned building should then be rented out.
- Seek alternatives to waste disposal that do not lock the council into long-term incineration contracts.
- Keep green spaces green.
Derbyshire voters will be invited to vote for a greener future next month (June 4th) as a new party makes its first significant appearance in the county council elections. The Green Party have nominated five candidates to inject some fresh blood and forward thinking into County Hall.
The five are local people who want to introduce environmental policies to the way the county is run. They’ll be putting forward policies that help improve everyone’s quality of life while taking care of the climate as well. These include support for affordable local homes with universal free insulation, and speed limits that protect people and the climate.
“The Green Party is delighted to be introducing these five excellent candidates to the Derbyshire electorate,” says party spokesperson Jane Temple. “We know there is growing support in the county for policies that put the environment first and by voting in a Green councillor local people can be sure their views will be heard at County Hall.”
All the Green Party candidates live in the area and are active in their local communities, campaigning on issues such as safe roads and effective recycling policies. The candidates will be standing in the Long Eaton, Holymoorside & Wingerworth, Chapel & Hope Valley, Wirksworth and Ashgate divisions.
The five Green Party candidates standing in the Derbyshire County Council elections are:
- Lee Fletcher (Long Eaton): Lee has two daughters, lives in Long Eaton and is a keen cyclist and school governor.
- Kelvin Karim (Holymoorside & Wingerworth): Kelvin, a registered nurse, lives in Wingerworth and is married with three children.
- David Mount (Chapel & Hope Valley): David, a married father of three lives in Edale and works as an environmental adviser.
- Patrick Ralph (Ashgate): Patrick has three children, has lived in Chesterfield for over twenty years and is a self-employed software developer.
- Josh Stockell (Wirksworth): Josh is a joiner, has lived and worked in Wirksworth for more than ten years and his two children have attended local schools.
The Green Party also has a list of five candidates contesting the election to the European Parliament which is happening on the same day:
- Cllr. Sue Mallender
- Cllr. Richard Mallender
- Cllr. Ashley Baxter
- Cllr. Matthew Follett
- Barney Smith
For further information please contact:
- Jane Temple firstname.lastname@example.org