2021 candidates – Coventry local elections

Coventry Green Party are standing candidates in each of Coventry’s 18 wards in this year’s local elections. Click on your ward to find read about our candidates for your area.
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Our 2021 Campaign Manifesto

Read about the Green New Deal and the priorities which your Green Councillors would pursue, if elected, on our Coventry Green Party Manifesto page.

Bablake – Niall Webb

Niall Webb stood as the Green Party candidate for the Bablake ward in this 2021 local election. He received 273 votes and came 4th.

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Binley & Willenhall – Danny Foulstone

Danny Foulstone stood as the Green Party candidate for the Binley and Willenhall ward in this 2021 local election. He received 213 votes and came 4th.

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Cheylesmore – John Verdult

John Verdult stood as the Green Party candidate for the Cheylesmore ward in this 2021 local election. He received 336 votes and came 3rd.

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Earlsdon – John Finlayson

John Finlayson stood as the Green Party candidate for the Earlsdon ward in this 2021 local election. He received 364 votes and came 4th.

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Foleshill – David Priestley

David Priestley

“I have been a resident of Coventry since 1997 and a Green Party member since 2014. I am a non-driver and if elected, I would work to improve public transport links, alongside cycle and pedestrian routes within the city. I am also keen to improve Coventry’s green spaces for the benefit of both wildlife and people.”
David received 172 votes and came 4th.

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Henley – Lesley Sim

Lesley Sim

“I understand how important nature and access to green spaces is to our wellbeing; providing space for reflection, to connect with the world, as well as a place to exercise and see our friends while maintaining social distance, and will fight to protect them from inappropriate development. I appreciate that Coventry residents need to be able to travel around the city and we will advocate for a sustainable local transport revolution. I want people to be able to have viable options to enable them to travel cheaply, safely and conveniently on trains, buses, cycles and on their own feet. I would work to encourage employers to recruit and train local residents in new green jobs.”
Lesley received 219 votes and came 3rd.

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Holbrook – Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray

“I have lived in Coventry since 1996, joined the Green Party in 2008, and have been involved in a wide variety of community activities, from debt counselling to Coventry Motofest. I am particularly keen to improve road safety, deal with litter and flytipping, and ensure that we build new housing on brownfield sites before we even consider building on our Greenbelt.”
Stephen received 1,419 votes and came 2nd.

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Longford – Joe McAvoy-Boss

Joe McAvoy-Boss

“I will always put residents at the top of the list. The Green Party are calling for proper cycle networks across Coventry, prioritising energy-efficient council homes and demanding proper funding for youth groups and clubs across the city. The time has come for a revolution in sustainability, and we’re standing by to deliver it.”
Joe received 188 votes and came 3rd.

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Lower Stoke – Esther Reeves

Esther Reeves stood as the Green Party candidate for the Lower Stoke ward in this 2021 local election. Esther received 393 votes and came 3rd.

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Radford – Jules Spriddle

Julie Spriddle

“I have lived in Coventry since 1998 and joined the Green Party in 2014. As a parent, I am passionate about education, ensuring that children have access to green spaces, clean air to breathe and a safe environment to grow up in. If elected as a councillor, I would aim to be a voice of reason, representing the concerns of Coventry families with an eye on the future city our children will inherit.”
Jules received 299 votes and came 3rd.

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Sherbourne – George Teggin

George Teggin

“I was born and raised in Cheylesmore, Coventry, within the last few years moved to Coundon. I feel incredibly passionate about looking after and engaging with the community around me, and feel they are firmly routed in the green spaces around them. Having worked for Coventry-based businesses delivery large transformation projects in sustainability, I feel strongly about a systemic drive towards carbon reduction, and want to provide focus on the Green New Deal for local businesses, support the city in a push for green energy solutions and educate the next generation on the path out of the climate emergency.”
George received 361 votes and came 3rd.

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St. Michael’s – Allan Aspinall

Allan Aspinall

“I will be campaigning to get a proper traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing installed at the Swanswell/Primrose Hill/WhiteStreet junction. Also I will campaign to set up a red route to prevent cars idling engines outside the college. I would campaign to increase seating and lighting in Swanswell Park to deter criminal activity. I will also campaign for better and more visible policing at night in Hillfields and surrounding areas to guard out-of-hours medical services.”
Allan received 166 votes and came 4th.

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Upper Stoke – Laura Vesty

Laura Vesty

Laura Vesty stood as the Green Party candidate for the Upper Stoke ward in this 2021 local election. Laura received 289 votes and came 3rd.

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Wainbody – Becky Finlayson

Becky Finlayson

Becky Finlayson is passionate about social justice and addressing the Climate Emergency. As a teacher, she has seen first hand the devastating effects of Conservative policies for the public sector. Becky is standing for better funding for education; making Coventry greener; and protecting the NHS.
Becky received 310 votes and came 3rd.

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Westwood – Jess Marshall

Jess Marshall stood as the Green Party candidate for the Westwood ward in this 2021 local election.
Jess received 454 votes and came 3rd.

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Whoberley – Anne Patterson

Anne Patterson

“I have lived in Coventry since 1991 and joined the Green Party in 2010. I work for the NHS as the manager of a community dementia team, so I am very aware of the importance of local services for disabled and vulnerable people. In my spare time I love getting out into the green spaces in and around Coventry and feel strongly about the importance of looking after green spaces for people and wildlife. If elected as a councillor, I would promote the adoption of a Green New Deal for Coventry to focus attention on local businesses and organisations which are tackling the challenge of climate change and providing green jobs for people around the city.”
Anne received 500 votes and came 3rd.

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Woodlands – Sudhir Sard

Sudhir Sard stood as the Green Party candidate for the Woodlands ward in this 2021 local election. Sudhir received 152 votes and came 4th.

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Wyken 1 – Cathy Wattebot

Cathy Wattebot

“I have lived and worked in Coventry for a number of years in computing and teaching. We need to protect our green spaces and promote energy efficient housing. Safer routes in the city will encourage cycling, walking and public transport to help reduce damage to our climate and improve air quality.”
Cathy received 255 votes and came 7th.

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Wyken 2 – Chrissie Brown

Chrissie Brown

“I joined the Green Party a few years ago, rejecting Britain’s 2-party system, knowing politics has to be radically different for future generations. I moved from Yorkshire in 2017 when the charity I work for moved its HQ to Coventry. I love the vibrancy and diversity of this city, its rich history and entrepreneurial spirit. My priorities will be for you and your families to be able to live and work safely and securely, close to good schools, reliable public transport, well-funded health and social services, in pleasant surroundings.”
Chrissie received 348 votes and came 5th.

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