Tag Archives: Democracy

325 votes, 356% increase. Thank you Waltham Abbey!

In the County Council elections 325 Waltham Abbey residents,  most of whom have never met me, voted for the Green Party and I to represent them on Essex  County Council. That’s a 356% increase on the 89 votes we won in 2013 and shows that there is space for green policies in Waltham Abbey.

We didn’t win but I thank each and every one of you for your support. Continue reading 325 votes, 356% increase. Thank you Waltham Abbey!

Response to the Epping Forest Bill consultation

These are my responses to the City of London’s (CoL) consultation on the Open Spaces Draft Various Powers Bill, which could lead to charging for car parking, charges for dog walkers and excercise classes, even charging for cyclists. There are some very reasonable proposals too, mostly around ratifying existing practice.

If you haven’t already please sign the petition, set up by Epping Forest Forum. There’s more background information there too: Keep Epping Forest free of charge for the people

Continue reading Response to the Epping Forest Bill consultation

Email to Eleanor Laing: Councils and ethical investments

Email sent to Eleanor Laing via writetothem.com in response to government plans to stop councils investing and procuring ethically.

Background here: Government to introduce rules to stop ‘political’ boycotts (BBC news, 03/10/2015) Continue reading Email to Eleanor Laing: Councils and ethical investments

Email to Eleanor Laing: Reduce voting age to 16 for European Union Referendum

Our MPs will soon vote on whether or not to allow 16 and 17 year olds to participate in the European Union membership referendum. Email sent via writetothem.com. Continue reading Email to Eleanor Laing: Reduce voting age to 16 for European Union Referendum